GOP Sen. Ron Johnson says he's praying for Democrat gridlock on the stalled $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan




  • In Politics
  • 2021-10-18 10:07:18Z
  • By Business Insider
Sen. Ron Johnson on Fox News on Sunday.
Sen. Ron Johnson on Fox News on Sunday.  
  • Johnson wants Democrats' disagreements over the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package to sink it.

  • Progressive and moderate Dems differ on their ambitions for the plan, while Republicans oppose it.

  • Johnson said: "I hope for Democrat gridlock."

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has said that he hopes Democrats' internal disagreements over President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion reconciliation package will cause the legislation to fail.

Johnson told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures": "I hope for Democrat gridlock."

He added: "When it's Democrat gridlock, pray for it. I hope that's exactly what happens."

Watch him speak here:

The $3.5 trillion bill would increase taxes on the rich, expand the social safety net, and fight the climate crisis, as Insider's Kimberly Leonard reported.

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