It’s infrastructure week — or month, or year — in Washington, which means it’s infrastructure day on the Sunday shows. The White House’s new $2 trillion bill the lead topic, with new transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg appearing on behalf of the administration. He’ll try to convince voters that (a) the bill isn’t a giant slush fund that’ll bankroll all sorts of left-wing priorities beyond infrastructure and (b) the massive flood of taxpayer money into a soon-to-be booming economy won’t cause rising inflation that’ll end up torpedoing Biden’s presidency. Buttigieg will chat with “This Week” and “Meet the Press” about it.
Elsewhere, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves will sit down with “State of the Union” to say “I told you so” to critics of his decision to lift his state’s mask mandate last month. On March 3, the day his order took effect, Reeves’s state had 380 new confirmed cases of COVID. On April 2, a month later, it had 284. He’ll be followed on the same program by Ilhan Omar, who posted this … interesting tweet on Friday after the horrible attack on two Capitol Police officers:
Heartbroken to learn another CP was killed while protecting the Capitol. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer’s family and the entire Capitol Police force. The death toll would have been worse if the assailant had an AR-15 instead of a knife.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 2, 2021
Finally, one of Biden’s gloomiest public health experts, Michael Osterholm, will talk to “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday” about the COVID spikes in northern states like Michigan and New York and the risk of one last national wave as variants spread across the country. The full line-up is at Politico.