Democrat Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) has admitted that President Biden’s infrastructure program focuses on climate change, despite his urging for bipartisan backing for the far-left law.
Malinowski, who is the leader of NJ’s seventh district, said a lot about Biden’s infrastructure program being all about climate change and items unconnected to construction of roads and bridges.
His district is a prime target for the GOP to win back in the 2022 midterms. Malinowski defeated Republican state Senator Thomas Kean Jr. back in 2020 by just 1.2 percent. Hillary Clinton captured the district by only one percent in 2016 and the GOP has traditionally won the district for decades.
The Democrat said while attending a June 4th “Congress in Your Kitchen” virtual event that Biden’s program has many items that Americans don’t consider infrastructure. He also stressed that many conservatives had slammed Biden for not focusing on normal infrastructure like roads.
“Biden proposed a law that defines infrastructure broadly… and includes some items that maybe most people would not see as infrastructure but that many of us believe are very important for the nation.”
Malinowski also stated he hopes to push America away from fossil fuels, which might have a devastating affect on NJ jobs.
Malinowski’s clean energy change could harm around 142,000 jobs while increasing energy costs by as much as $292 per month.
He said, “On top of this, what I’m focusing on a lot is an investment that will help us lead the world in the move from fossil fuel to clean energy.”
He said that we should also put more money into the electric car industry.
The Democrat stressed that the infrastructure must include clean energy measures.
Malinowski’s admission concerning the true nature of the infrastructure bill is during a time that the Biden White House desperately wants to strike a deal with conservatives. Democrats’ agenda has reached a grinding halt after they enacted their partisan $1.9 trillion relief bill previously this year, and their ability to enact the infrastructure bill might be determined by Democrats holding their historically small House majority.
Author: Blake Ambrose