Biden’s Unforced Error Complicates Path to Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

It was a cringeworthy moment for the White House and a juicy opportunity for Republicans seeking to derail President Joe Biden’s agenda: Just two days after triumphantly announcing a bipartisan deal on infrastructure funding, the president issued a somewhat sheepish statement walking back remarks suggesting he might veto that very package if he doesn’t get another big spending package he wants.

“The statement understandably upset” Republicans, Biden said in an understatement of a White House statement. The written explanation was unusual in that it was directly from the president, with Biden’s characteristically informal tone.

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