Washington’s Eighth Congressional District Republican candidate Jesse Jensen blasted vulnerable Democrat Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA) on Friday for being a “rubber stamp” and voting to pass the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, the Democrats’ reconciliation infrastructure bill.

“Whether it’s the Afghanistan withdraw, the porous border, defunding our police, or imposing massive inflation on American families, Kim Schrier and liberal Democrats continue to fail, and we keep paying the price,” Jensen said after Schrier voted on the near party lines to help pass President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which was the “marquee legislation” for Biden’s legislative agenda.

KEARNY, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 25: U.S. President Joe Biden gives a speech on his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda at the NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex on October 25, 2021 in Kearny, New Jersey. On Thursday during a CNN Town Hall, President Joe Biden announced that a deal to pass major infrastructure and social spending measures was close to being done. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced on Sunday that she expects Democrats to have an "agreement" on a framework for the social safety net plan and a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week.The reconciliation package, which was slated at first to cost $3.5 Trillion, would still be the biggest support to expanding education, health care and child care support, and also help to fight the climate crisis as well as make further investments in infrastructure. Congress still needs to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill by October 31 before the extension of funding for surface transportation expires. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

(Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Jensen, a former Army ranger who completed the training with a fracture and was deployed to Afghanistan four times, where he received two bronze stars for his service, added that the congresswoman praised the $1.75 trillion package as “exactly what I promised to accomplish when I was sent to Congress.”

The Republican noted what Americans across the country are paying for in Biden’s $1.75 trillion spending bill:

•    A natural gas tax that will increase home heating costs, electricity rates, and raise gas prices.
•    An eighty-thousand-dollar tax break to wealthy homeowners in New York, New Jersey, and California. A move that would cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy, not the middle class.
•    A $3,600-a-year child tax credit to illegal immigrants for every child they bring into America or give birth to after arriving.
•    87,000 new IRS agents to increase audits of taxpayers that will look through the bank accounts of every American earning or spending more than $600 per year to make sure they are paying enough taxes, disproportionally affecting small business owners.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) also revealed on Thursday that the “marquee legislation” would add $750 billion to the American deficit over five years.

Recently, Schrier reportedly violated the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012 by failing to report up to one million dollars of an investment in Apple. Schrier and her husband’s investment in Apple came from their joint bank account in July, which was reported nearly two months late, according to Business Insider.

Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)

Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 (House Television via AP).

Schrier’s communications director, Libby Carlson, told Business Insider that the congresswoman was “unaware of the transaction,” as her husband “handles” their finances.

Jensen, who ran against Schrier in 2020 and came within four percent of winning, said  in July that running is like a call to service, and he hears that call again, noting his opponent has a “rules for thee, not for me” mentality.

“Not only has she defunded the police,” he explained. “She actually cut millions of dollars from the COPS grant last year, both, so she literally voted at the federal level to defund the police, but then, she voted for $1.9 million more for increased security for herself at the Capitol.”

In September, a poll from the American Action Network found on a generic ballot, respondents favored a generic Republican by a net four percent, with 49 percent of the vote.

In addition, a majority (54 percent) of the respondents at the time said they disapproved of the left’s spending, a majority (53 percent) also disapproving of Biden’s socialist “Build Back Better” agenda.

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