Pete Buttigieg Has Hope 'Some Senate Republicans' Will Back Infrastructure 1

Pete Buttigieg Has Hope ‘Some Senate Republicans’ Will Back Infrastructure

President Biden’s infrastructure bill passing with possible bipartisan support is championed by Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg. Sec. Buttigieg tells Joy Reid, ‘I [haven't] given up on the idea that at least some Senate Republicans might decide to agree with the American people including a large majority of American Republicans… [who believe] we need to invest in the care economy of this country.’
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    1. @Louis Gunn The storage capacity I’m referring to is dealing with electricity to supply the country during periods of low supply as a result of increased intermittency combined with greater overall demand for electricity as we transition heating, transportation and industrial sectors to electric.

      With greater intermittency in the grid this drives greater demand for storage capacity to be able to provide the supply.

      So I’m not talking so much water supply from the dams, but when our hydroelectric dams store water they are also storing potential energy from the amount of water that can be released to provide the necessary energy in periods of significant demand.

    2. @Brian you’ll be needing lithium for your battery. The battery gets old and you’ll need new one. Like your phone. So, you thinking electric excavators? You just going to buy lithium from China?

    3. @Louis Gunn Batteries are not the only other source for storage capacity and lithium is not the only type of materials in batteries

      Regardless these comments aren’t really addressing anything my comments regarding quantities for infrastructure that are needed across the country

  1. Note to all Democrat lawmakers when dealing with Republicans and you say you have hope. Hope in one hand and in the other and see which one fills up first.

    1. Democrats need to do an end run around the GOP and talk with their constituents at town hall meetings. Find out what the locals want, need, and put forth those proposals. If you want to sear the meat, you’ll need a hot pan.

    2. Hope without action is not hope, faith without doing is not faith. There is no God in the rebulican party, their God is MONEY.

  2. I doubt it. They’d rather block it and complain about both government spending and the state of the infrastructure.

  3. Joe is doing his best, even though republicans dont want to help anyone or help to fix up the country… Why are we paying these republicans ???

    1. Maybe because the south keeps voting for senators who work To fill their own pockets, and not their constituents pockets! They want their constituents to be poor and poorly educated! Very sad that they keep conning them, And still they keep voting for McConnell !

    2. doing his best! Like I told the dems around here. Joke B. is too old and has never done nothing ever good in his 47 years as a politician. I guess you like higher gas prices, higher taxes, higher prices across the board(food, cleaning supplies, t.p.) *He was left a good running country.* The dems made this mess by de funding the police, supporting LGBTQ, blm, Klantifa, and opening up our borders. Now you worried about Joke B. fixing our country!!! ROFL!!! Wow!

  4. republicans will always negotiate and act in bad faith because this is an ongoing attempt at an autocratic takeover by the GOP.

    1. ………It’ll be their death, lol. They really think citizens won’t turn on them. Trump’s Covid response will be why too– many are going to be homeless. And when the depression comes in about 5 years, watch this country turn into a hellscape.

    2. They’re Lobbyists not civil servants in Congress. Bought and Paid for by “dark money” ( i.e. corporate, and other insidious non-tax paying, unpatriotic grifters driven by greed and self interest). The Fox is in the henhouse!

  5. I see Mr. Secretary Buttigieg I want to know what he has got to say! I really appreciate listening to Pete speak!

  6. On a famous tv show in 2019, Chris Christie commented that Trump was a bit fearful of Buttigieg as a potential rival in the 2020 election. Buttigieg’s eloquence and brilliance explain why Trump feared him.

    1. Pete, always the diplomat and yet he still speaks the truth. I hope I live long enough to see him as President and Katie Porter as VP (or vice versa).

  7. “Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.” – Nietzsche

  8. Here’s the deal, Pete: Republicans do not want Democrats to get credit for anything that works. Understand now?

    1. Of course he understands. HE is part of the problem. Corporate Democrats are just diet Republicans. AOC 2024!!!

  9. Notice how quite the crowd became when he said that? And Pete, just don’t hold your breath on the bipartisanship, OK? We’re burning daylight and really don’t have the time.

  10. It’s obvious the “America first” party
    don’t think American’s are a good investment…

  11. US ANTIQUE INFRASTRUCTURE: “The eyes of history are on this appointment.” – Buttigeig.
    1964 Japan’s first bullet trains were put in service and the the first Beatles album was released.
    1998 China started the construction of 36,000km of high speed railways and high speed trains.
    2021 US still has NO high speed trains and NO safe overpasses or apartment blocks.

  12. Democrats can’t seem to get it in their heads that Republicans don’t want them to get anything done. Geeze! The people don’t matter right now in the states. Not to the Republicans.

  13. IF there is actually “infrastructure” in the Dems’ “infrastructure bill”. America has had enough of this con job.

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