“The reconciliation package is not infrastructure. It’s big government, a liberal wish list, paid family leave, all kinds of new social programs unrelated to infrastructure,” Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“But before Republicans beat up on the Democrats in Texas for leaving Texas too much. If for some reason they pass reconciliation, a budget resolution to bring that bill to the floor of the United States Senate, the $3.5 trillion bill, you got to have a quorum to pass a bill in the Senate,” he continued.
“I would leave before I would let that happen. So, to my Republican colleagues, we may learn something from our Democratic friends in Texas when it comes to avoiding a $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend package: Leave town,” said Graham, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.