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ICYMI: New York Times Slams Republican Governors’ American Rescue Plan Hypocrisy

Today, a report from the New York Times hits Republican governors for taking credit for state projects funded by the American Rescue Plan after opposing the vital economic and COVID relief.

“Republican governors are spending the funds while attempting to undercut the law that allowed the money to flow,” writes the Times.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who threatened to refuse the “handout” over ideological objections, has had a change of heart now that nearly $1 billion is available for critical investments in her state.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis whined that he “got the short end of the stick” and called the ARP “Washington at its worst.” But Politico exposed DeSantis’ hypocrisy earlier this week, saying, “The governor’s budget is packed with federal stimulus funds from the Biden administration that DeSantis wants to use for his most politically popular programs.”

The New York Times also slams Republican Govs. Greg Gianforte, Mike DeWine, and Doug Ducey for their “awkward dance” between criticizing the ARP and benefitting from the funding.

“Republican governors have done a complete 180 on the American Rescue Plan now that they can take credit for massive investments in their states,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “The GOP won’t lift a finger to help working families until it’s politically convenient, and their hypocrisy will not go unnoticed.”