Harris trip to Wisconsin draws Republican criticism

Published: May. 4, 2021 at 12:27 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Vice President Kamala Harris plans to tour clean energy laboratories on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus during her first visit to Wisconsin since taking office.

Harris was also scheduled to participate Tuesday in a roundtable discussion about the investments in research and development proposed in President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure jobs plan, which would rebuild roads and bridges, boost broadband access and make other improvements.

Wisconsin Republicans used the trip to criticize Harris for not spending more time dealing with the influx of immigrants on the southern U.S. border.

“More than 70 percent of President Biden’s so-called ‘infrastructure plan’ will be spent on programs few would even consider infrastructure. It should be interesting to see how Vice President Harris tries to justify this $2.25 trillion spending boondoggle. Instead of creating more opportunities, it will kill people’s jobs, increase their taxes, and further implement radical leftists’ agenda. Happy to have her visit Milwaukee, but she really ought to inspect the crisis President Biden created at the border.”

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R)

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