During a markup of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) complained that the bill bails out irresponsible blue states, sending the bulk of its funding to “the wrong targets.”
“The bottom line is that this bill directs 90 percent of its money to the wrong targets,” she said. “It rewards blue states and localities that continue to force unnecessary lockdowns on the American people.”
It helps states “that have mismanaged their budgets and simply don’t need this funding,” Boebert added.
“With $4 trillion already spent on five COVID bills, no one can argue that Congress hasn’t spent enough money already. Congress just hasn’t spent the money wisely or in the right places,” she said. “And this bill is no different.”
Boebert said her motion would strike the “bailouts” for blue states.
Of note is that Boebert represents Colorado, a blue state.
Listen to her full remarks:
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