Jul 29 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) appeared on Fox News, alongside U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the recent CDC mask guidance.

Watch the full interview here.

Senator Tillis on the new CDC masks guidance

“I think the general idea that we’re snapping back to mask mandates for people like me who have had COVID and have had the vaccine sets us back on getting people to get the vaccine. I heard in your earlier segment someone saying this is not a political move, I don’t think it’s a political move, I think it’s a move of incompetence, and I don’t think it’s a good idea.”

Senator Tillis on the bipartisan infrastructure deal

“What we’re doing is throwing the American people a lifeline. It’s a $550 billion infrastructure-only package that meets the priorities of Republicans who negotiated with Democrats to come up with a bill that is fiscally sound and focuses on what the American people believe infrastructure is. Then it’s going to be up to President Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi to try and sell this concept of human infrastructure and the nearly $2 trillion in tax increases that will come with it. They’re going to have to answer for that, and I believe we can very confidently move forward with the infrastructure bill. We know that it’s well-founded, we know that it’s well-funded, and we know the American people will accept it. I think the American people are going to reject their so-called human infrastructure bill and the nearly $2 trillion tax increases that will come with it.”