In case you missed it, this week Republican Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-01) got absolutely ratioed on Twitter for taking credit for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill… which of course she voted against.
The worst part is that Hinson didn’t just quietly oppose the bill — which will bring hundreds of millions in federal funding to a project in her district — she absolutely railed against it, calling it a “socialist spending spree,” and “Washington gamesmanship.”
Why did she vote against a bill she apparently supports? Maybe she was too afraid of Donald Trump to vote for something she knew would help her constituents. Or maybe she doesn’t understand how voting works and thought she was actually supporting this important legislation. Or, maybe, she just thinks that voters are stupid and she could have it both ways — attacking Democrats for doing the hard work of legislating while also getting to take credit for the results.
While elected officials might have maybe gotten away with this type of behavior in a world pre-internet, there was no escaping the [much-deserved] Twitter roast that followed.
To recap: Hinson didn’t just vote against this legislation, she worked hard to stop it from passing. Once passed, she headed to Twitter to take credit for it. Twitter responded!
Here are some fire responses to this absurd two-faced approach to legislation: