Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is trying to get federal funding for a new bridge in her state even though she voted against President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, calling it “wasteful” and “garbage.”
Boebert sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg advocating construction of the Glenwood Springs bridge and requesting $33.1 million.
The city is requesting the funds through the Rural Surface Transportation grant to complete the project, according to the Durango Herald. Once completed the bridge will create a second emergency route between Colorado State Highway 82 and the western side of the Roaring Fork River.
Boebert voted against the infrastructure bill last year, calling it “wasteful” and “garbage” on Twitter.
“RINOS just passed this wasteful $1.2 trillion dollar “infrastructure” bill,” she wrote. “Pelosi did not have the votes in her party to pass this garbage. Time to name names and hold these fake republicans accountable.”
She told the Durango Herald that she is “for investing in rural Colorado, but Biden’s so-called infrastructure bill was not the right way to do it.”
Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes told Insider he’s happy to have Boebert’s backing even though she did not support the infrastructure bill.