The $3.5 trillion (more like $5 trillion) liberal tax-and-spending spree currently tearing the Democrat Party apart is not an issue that most vulnerable Senate Democrats want to talk about.
Just take New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan. Her poll numbers are collapsing and she is already going up with a TV ad 14 months before the election – the last thing she wants is to chat about an unpopular socialist spending spree that will exacerbate our inflation crisis.
Yesterday, she was asked not once, but twice, in the halls of the Senate if she supported the bill. Her answer: “I said I’m running into vote.” Oof.
The baselines of this reckless tax-and-spend package are well known and have been for months. Some of her Democrat colleagues like Sens. Manchin and Sinema are on the record saying that the price tag is too high. Meanwhile, radicals in the House like Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Senate Majority Leader Bernie Sanders have said that the current $3.5 trillion is the negotiating floor.
The stakes are clear and have been for a while. It’s long past time for vulnerable Democrats like Maggie Hassan to be honest with the people of New Hampshire on where she stands.
Statement from NRSC Spokesman T.W. Arrighi: “Maggie Hassan is petrified. Her refusal to say where she stands on a radical tax-and-spending spree tells you everything you need to know. Hassan knows this bill is bad for New Hampshire, but she is such a Democrat partisan that she refuses to offer an independent thought. As the polling shows, New Hampshirites are well aware that Maggie Hassan represents the interests of Washington Democrats, not them.”