Published On: Sun, Jun 27th, 2021

‘Understandably Upset Some Republicans’: Biden Walks Back Implied Veto Threat on Infrastructure Deal

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President Joe Biden walked back the implied threat of a veto on his bipartisan infrastructure deal amid pushback from Republican lawmakers who accused him of reneging on his promise. In a statement released by the White House, Biden said that he “understandably upset some Republicans” when he told reporters he’d only sign the $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal if Congress passes another multitrillion-dollar deal known as the American Families Plan, which is backed only by Democrats. Biden made the comments about the American Families Plan just hours after he appeared alongside a bipartisan group of senators at the White House and announced they’d struck a deal. “My comments also created the impression that I was issuing a veto threat on the very plan I had just agreed to, which was certainly not my intent,” Biden said during the press conference. “I indicated that I would refuse to sign the infrastructure bill if …

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