House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been backed into a corner attempting to defend President Joe Biden’s disastrous “infrastructure” proposal — a proposal that has come under fire for containing billions in funding for projects not traditionally considered as infrastructure.
In an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Pelosi attempted to defend the ludicrous $2 trillion proposal by claiming that childcare, housing, and education are “human infrastructure” and have a rightful place in the proposal.
Pelosi was already facing a historically slim House majority, and recent losses have narrowed it even further. Pelosi may face major roadblocks attempting to get all Democrat reps. onboard with the problematic proposal.
CBS’s Margaret Brennan pointed out Pelosi’s predicament during the interview:
Well, on the specifics of how the president wants to see the economy grow with this two and a quarter trillion dollar package, he’s asking, you have a Democratic majority. It’s a slim one here. You can only really afford to lose about two Democrats. What are you going to do? What concrete proposals can you offer to get Republicans on board with this jobs and infrastructure package?
Pelosi replied by claiming that “public sentiment is everything” and that we “have to maintain our roads, our bridges, our mass transit. We have to upgrade our water systems.”
Brennan interrupted by asking Pelosi to focus on the not-so-traditional “infrastructure” proposals contained within the bill — which threw Pelosi for a loop.
Well, no, because infrastructure is- it’s about education, about getting children healthily in school with separation, sanitation, ventilation. It’s about investments in housing as well. Overwhelmingly, this bill is about infrastructure in the traditional sense of the word. We also think that infrastructure- there’s a need for workforce development in order to have the workforce fully participate in how we go forward and childcare so that women can be involved in that as well. So it’s physical infrastructure. It’s also human infrastructure that is involved. And the figure that they use is a ridiculous one to say that it’s just a small percentage of the bill. It is overwhelmingly what the legislation is about. And some newer versions of why- how we build the infrastructure in a way that takes building back better means we’re all going down the path together.
As is tradition with Democrat leadership in Washington D.C., Pelosi and Biden clearly plan to use actual problems — such as failing roads and bridges — as a trojan horse for billions in spending on leftist pet projects.