Mitt Romney: I Trust Joe Biden, I Take Him at His Word'
Romney weighs in on Biden's infrastructure bill
Senator Mitt Romney stated he trusted Democrat Joe Biden while discussing the infrastructure deal which he brokered along with a bipartisan group of his colleagues.
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union”," anchor Jake Tapper discussed the confusion over Biden saying a second package pushed by progressives will be attached to the bipartisan deal but later walking it back.
“You just heard the president say he trusts you, based on the whiplash over the last few days, do you trust the president?”
“I do trust the president."
"And he made very clear in the much larger statement that came out over the weekend carefully crafted and thought through piece-by-piece that if the infrastructure bill reaches his desk and it comes alone, he will sign it."
"At the same time, I recognize that he and his Democrat colleagues want more than that, want other legislation as well," Romney said.
"We, Republicans, are saying absolutely no."
"At the same time, trillions of dollars of new spending is something we will not support," he added.
"Fixing the infrastructure in our country and fixing our airports and roads and bridges and transit system and rail is something we will support."
"We can get the job done.”
“How many Republicans in the Senate do you have committed to vote for this bipartisan infrastructure deal?”
“Well, I believe we will have enough to get it passed. I don’t know exactly where everybody is after the weekend."
"I certainly can understand why not only myself but a lot of my colleagues were very concerned about what the president was saying on Friday. But I think the waters have been calmed by what he said on Saturday.”
“I called the White House, and the White House called around to each of us I think had been negotiating saying, look, we are going to make clear exactly what the president means and I do take the president at his word.”
“I do I take him at his word and a man of honor? Absolutely.”