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Sec. Pete Buttigieg calls out Rep. Lauren Boebert over infrastructure post

Transportation Sen. Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday criticized Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for taking credit for securing federal funding for a bridge in her district, when in fact she voted against a bipartisan infrastructure bill that funded the project.

“Great meeting with Glenwood Springs City Councilman and former Mayor Jonathan Godes,” Boebert said. Post Posted X with a photo of him with a city council member.

“We secured more than $51.4 million for Southbridge,” Boebert continued, “and I was thrilled to hear about nearly $30 million in cost savings and that my support helped make this project a reality.”

buttigieg Counterattacked He then pressed Boebert to explain in detail the reasons for her support.

“Congressman, how do you think your support helped this project?” Buttigieg told XWednesday, reposting Boebert’s original post.

“We chose it because it was a good project and we funded it using President Biden’s infrastructure policies that you voted against,” he added.

Official White House account similarly highlighted “One thing about Congressional Republicans…they’re going to take credit for the investments they voted against,” Boebert wrote in her post.

The Hill has reached out to Boebert for comment.

The bipartisan infrastructure bill is one of the Biden administration’s signature accomplishments, with $454 billion Dedicated More than 56,000 state and local government projects have been awarded funding.

In the past, the administration has often criticized Republican lawmakers who voted against bipartisan legislation but later claimed credit for the bill.

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