By AlaskaWatchman.com

Rep. Don Young and 12 fellow House Republicans gave President Biden a lifeline in providing the crucial votes to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

These 13 Republicans now face major a backlash from conservatives across the nation.

The National Review’s Philip Klein called their action “an utterly disgraceful act” that propped up Biden’s failing domestic agenda, which even Democrats can’t agree on.

“Their goal has been to pass trillions of dollars of new spending at a time when debt as a share of the economy is at historic levels rivaled only by the fight against World War II,” Klein wrote on Nov. 6. “The strategy all along was for Democrats to win over some Republicans to their cause by creating a charade that their agenda was actually divided into two parts: a physical infrastructure bill, and a sweeping social-welfare bill.”

“Every Republican who voted for this monstrosity who is not already retiring should be primaried and defeated by candidates who will actually resist the Left-wing agenda” he concluded.

Klein and others have pointed out that in reality, Biden’s infrastructure plan is inseparably linked to his social-welfare scheme, which will likely be voted on in the coming weeks.

“Senate Republicans got the ball rolling when 18 of them [including both Senators Murkowski and Sullivan] decided to support the unnecessary infrastructure bill, with its $550 billion in new spending, and send it to the House for final passage,” Klein observed.

He noted that the infrastructure bill was on the brink of destruction due to the fact that some far-leftists Democrats opposed it in a closely divided House.

“With only three ‘no’ votes to spare within her own caucus, Pelosi lost six Democrats — enough to sink the bill,” Klein observed. “Yet 13 Republicans swooped in to rescue Pelosi, provide Biden with the biggest victory of his presidency, and put the rest of his reckless agenda on a glide path to passage in the House.”

In reality, only a fraction of the infrastructure bill provides funding for things like roads and bridges. Much of the funding is eaten up with public transportation projects, investment in drinking water, high-speed internet and a host of pet projects for climate change activists. Overall, the bill adds more than $256 billion to the national deficit.

Young admitted that he voted for the bill despite serious reservations about how it was crafted.

“It will also help grease the wheels for the passage of the larger multi-trillion welfare bill that will expand Medicare and Obamacare, initiate a federal takeover of preschool and child care, and impose economically devastating tax increases on individuals and businesses,” Klein wrote.

“Every Republican who voted for this monstrosity who is not already retiring should be primaried and defeated by candidates who will actually resist the Left-wing agenda” he concluded.

Young defended his vote, but admitted that the bill wasn’t ideal.

“Was this bill perfect? No, but truthfully, few pieces of legislation are,” he stated on his website. “However, I firmly believe that we cannot sacrifice the good for the perfect.”

Young said he is “very pleased by the historic investments” the bill makes in Alaska, including $3.5 billion in federal highway funds, $1 billion in ferry service projects and $73 million to construct new Alaska ferries – including electric boats.

Young also trumpeted the bill’s $250 million expenditure for harbors, $75 million for the Denali Project and additional funds for high-speed internet.

Young’s message concludes by admitting that he voted for the bill despite serious reservations about how it was crafted.

“But there are no do-overs now, and too much of America’s infrastructure is already in the 11th hour of its usefulness,” he said.

A number of Young’s fellow House Republicans vehemently disagreed with his stance.

“RINOS just passed this wasteful $1.2 trillion dollar ‘infrastructure’ bill,” Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted. “Pelosi did not have the votes in her party to pass this garbage. Time to name names and hold these fake Republicans accountable.”

“I can’t believe Republicans just gave the Democrats their socialism bill,” tweeted Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had similarly harsh words.

“Republicans who hand over their voting card to Nancy Pelosi to pass Biden’s Communist takeover of America will feel the anger of the GOP voter,” she said.

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Rep. Young blasted for ‘disgraceful’ vote on Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.