As Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Moves Toward House Vote, Every Georgia GOP Senate Contender Opposes Bipartisan Investment in Georgia

August 24, 2021

As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to take up the largest long-term investment in America’s infrastructure and global competitiveness in nearly a century, every Georgia GOP Senate candidate is still opposing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, every Republican vying to challenge Senator Reverend Warnock opposes the plan he championed to “devote tens of billions of dollars to new roads, bridges, broadband pipelines and other infrastructure projects in Georgia.” 

The opposition comes as “local Republican officials endorse the new spending, saying it’s much needed for a range of priorities both big and small.” In case you’re just tuning in:

  • Herschel Walker has tied himself to former President Donald Trump, who has tried to derail the package.
  • Rep. Buddy Carter — who insists he’ll run for Senate if Walker bows out — opposes the infrastructure plan that would invest in Georgia’s roads, ports, and bridges.
  • Failed politician Kelly Loeffler opposes the widely popular infrastructure plan, calling it a “disastrous bill.”
  • Gary Black “offered a shrug” when asked about the 19 Republican Senators who crossed the aisle to support the infrastructure bill, noting that “this senator would have voted no.”
  • Latham Saddler “flatly rejected” the plan to heavily invest in renovating Georgia’s public transit, replacing lead water pipes, and expanding broadband coverage across the state.
  • And Kelvin King called the investment in American infrastructure and global competitiveness “absurd.”

​​“As the House prepares to take up the bipartisan infrastructure plan, it’s worth remembering that every GOP candidate running for Senate is opposing the bipartisan plan to rebuild our infrastructure, invest in a generation of Georgia jobs, and help American companies compete against China,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “In opposing this legislation, the Republican candidates are proving that their top priority is politics — not what is best for the people of Georgia.” 

Read about every GOP Senate candidate opposing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.


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