“As thousands of travelers remained stranded at airports across the country amid a chaotic few days for the airline industry, the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill scored a ticket to St. Croix”
The Omnibus spending bill flew over a thousand miles to St. Croix just so Biden can sign it. As if the optics of Biden being in St. Croix as Americans are freezing to death weren’t bad enough.
You have to wonder if the bill was flown first class.
From colleague Edward Lawrence. Omnibus bill will be en route to St. Croix for Biden to sign there. Needs to be signed by 12/30
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 29, 2022
The New York Post reports:
Biden signs $1.7T spending bill after it’s flown 1,500 miles to St. Croix
The omnibus flies commercial.
As thousands of travelers remained stranded at airports across the country amid a chaotic few days for the airline industry, the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill scored a ticket to St. Croix for President Biden to affix his signature at the tropical villa where he’ll ring in the new year.
The White House told NBC News on Thursday that the more than 4,000-page bill was delivered to the 80-year-old president by White House staff on a regularly scheduled commercial flight.
It’s unclear if the mammoth piece of legislation was checked or flew carry-on.
“Today, I signed the bipartisan omnibus bill, ending a year of historic progress,” Biden announced in a Twitter post that showed him approving the 4,000-page-plus bill.
“It’ll invest in medical research, safety, veteran health care, disaster recovery, VAWA funding – and gets crucial assistance to Ukraine. Looking forward to more in 2023,” Biden added.
A White House official told Fox Business reporter Edward Lawrence that the massive document was “transported to St. Croix for POTUS to sign” in order to meet a Dec. 30 deadline for the government to remain funded.
And of course, Biden bragged about signing it.
Today, I signed the bipartisan omnibus bill, ending a year of historic progress.
It'll invest in medical research, safety, veteran health care, disaster recovery, VAWA funding – and gets crucial assistance to Ukraine.
Looking forward to more in 2023. pic.twitter.com/KTI1R9qMij
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 29, 2022
Here are some Twitter reactions:
Joe Biden jet setting off to St. Croix for his weekly vacation instead of staying in DC for one extra day to sign the omnibus bill, causing it to now have to be flown by private jet to the Caribbean, is the perfect description of our government. It gets no better than that.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) December 29, 2022
The imagery of flying a bill to Joe Biden's vacation in St. Croix to spend $2 trillion in taxpayer cash is pretty wild https://t.co/VizrkHJc0S
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 29, 2022
The Omnibus Bill is having a better holiday vacation than you. https://t.co/WclkvdhRia
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) December 29, 2022
Not only did Biden skip the country during a major winter storm that killed dozens, he didn’t sign the federal gov’s funding bill before he left. Now the gov has to waste tens of thousands flying the bill to St. Croix for his signature.
And Democrats continue to defend it. https://t.co/yWPYu4Un6d
— Helvidius Priscus 🐳🇺🇸🦈 (@HelvidiusPrisc) December 29, 2022
Didn't fly anywhere this winter?
Maybe you couldn't afford it?
Maybe your flight was canceled?
Maybe you wanted to save the environment?
Guess who will be flying though?
The Omnibus Bill.
They are going to fly the Omnibus Bill to St. Croix so that Joe can sign it. https://t.co/QIOojPffuq
— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) December 29, 2022
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