A Texas GOP congresswoman gushed about the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport receiving badly needed funding from the federal government. The problem is that she hypocritically voted against the infrastructure bill that made this funding possible.
Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) was not one of the few Republicans in the House who voted in favor of passing the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill last year. Instead, she voted against it and referred to it as “socialism” in a desperate effort to kiss up to Donald Trump. Speaking of Trump, President Joe Biden would go on to sign the bill and troll Trump for failing to pass his own infrastructure bill.
Since then, Republicans across the country have tried taking credit for the legislation even though they voted against it, only to be called out for their hypocrisy. On Thursday, Van Duyne also attempted to take credit for the legislation by touting funding to the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, funding the airport would not have received if she had had her way.
I am thrilled for @DFWAirport to receive this important funding, which will ensure one of the largest airports in the country can address energy by taking a balanced approach and creating solutions without heavy handed regulations.https://t.co/WTVvDTxL0d
— Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne (@RepBethVanDuyne) July 7, 2022
Just like the other Republicans who falsely claimed credit for the infrastructure funding, Twitter users were quick to remind Van Duyne that she voted against it.
I am thrilled to remind everyone that @RepBethVanDuyne voted against the very important funding that is helping @DFWAirport which, thanks to Democratics will ensure and help one of the largest airports in the country! #fixedIt
— Kent Taylor (@kenttaylorphoto) July 7, 2022
Wait, I seem to recall you voted against the infrastructure bill and said it was socialism. It’s so surprising that Republicans are the biggest prevaricators and hypocrites. And yet we are supposed to believe that you should lead us in morality and as our leaders. No thanks.
— EJM☮️ (@MoulderE) July 7, 2022
Didn’t you vote again this infrastructure bill? Seems to me that you are now taking credit where none is due. Do you think voters won’t notice?
— Jean Hamilton Laslo (@JeanLaslo) July 7, 2022
You are thrilled… for the funding you voted AGAINST.
— Your Own Gravity 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@yourowngravity) July 7, 2022
I am thrilled to announce that the ‘important funding’ @DFWAirport will receive is due to a Biden initiative & Democrat passed infrastructure bill that you voted against.
Thanks, Joe & Dems.
Shame on you Beth. If the funding was that important, you should have voted Yes.
— Republicans Value A Gun More Than A Child’s Life (@MaggieJordanACN) July 7, 2022
Texans should be thanking Congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden for passing this badly needed funding, and they should be punishing Republicans for voting against it.
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