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Former RNC Chair Rebukes Republicans’ Baltimore Bridge Response

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Former Republican National Chairman Michael Steele rebuked the response of GOP members who are skeptical of using federal funds to reconstruct Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge.

“What was so frustrating for me was the response of others to this crisis,” Steele said Saturday morning on MSNBC’s The Weekend. “The fact that we have Republicans now saying, ‘We don’t know, now, about paying for this.’ This fall back into the politics in a critical moment like this. Again, wake up America. These are the leaders supposedly leading us through crises … making political calculations instead of, how do we help this city, how do we help this state?”

This is a developing news story and will be updated with additional information.

Key Bridge and Dali
Debris from the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge rests on the cargo ship Dali on March 29, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. The bridge, which was used by roughly 30,000 vehicles each day, fell into the…


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