Despite earlier supporting the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that is making its way through Congress, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) totally flip-flopped on it after disgraced Florida retiree Donald Trump threatened his re-election.

The $1.2 trillion package is critically needed, not only because it will create millions of jobs, but will also rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges and other infrastructure that has been neglected for decades.

The bill has a good chance of passing with Republican support, but Trump said on Saturday that “It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal.”

And it didn’t take long for Young to withdraw his support for the legislation. In fact, he made a statement announcing his opposition on Sunday.

“Having reviewed the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) estimated fiscal impact of this legislation as currently constructed, and frankly still not being comfortable with a number of the Democratic priorities contained in this version, I will vote ‘no,'” he wrote, going on to declare that he doesn’t agree with the CBO assessment.

It’s hypocritical since Young had no problem voting for the 2017 GOP tax law that gave trillions of dollars to the wealthy and corporations. The CBO warned at the time that it would hurt the economy and significantly reduce revenues, both of which have come to pass. The infrastructure bill would actually be good for the economy and would benefit all Americans.

Young’s flip-flop immediately drew backlash for his cowardice, including by his potential Democratic challenger, Thomas McDermott.

Young betrayed his constituents to gain Trump’s favor. That alone should be enough to end his political career.

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