Yesterday, HuffPost reported on the blatant hypocrisy from Governor Larry Hogan for trying to have it both ways on the American Rescue Plan passed by President Joe Biden and Maryland Democrats earlier this year. Hogan vehemently opposed the American Rescue Plan, saying in an interview he would not have voted for the bill. But since then, Hogan has repeatedly touted provisions in the legislation that, had he had his way, never would have become law.
Even worse, Hogan’s handlers dismissively referred to provisions in the American Rescue Plan as simply “partisan spending.” What exactly is Hogan referring to as “partisan spending?”
A middle class tax cut which will bring thousands of dollars in tax relief to many Maryland families?
Funding for vaccine programs, including a new scholarship Hogan hypocritically attempted to take credit for recently?
Millions of dollars announced just this week for fire and emergency rescue departments in Western Maryland and Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore?
All of this comes as Hogan is being “aggressively” recruited by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to run for United States Senate. Just yesterday, McConnell’s hand-picked NRSC Chair confirmed in an interview that Washington Republicans were pushing Hogan to run. Considering that, it’s no wonder Hogan continues to follow McConnell’s lead in opposing the American Rescue Plan that is helping Maryland recover from the pandemic.
“It says a lot about Larry Hogan’s priorities that he would dismiss a middle class tax cut and funding for vaccine distribution and emergency responders as unnecessary ‘partisan spending,’” said Maryland Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Instead of sucking up to Mitch McConnell, Larry Hogan should just admit he was wrong to oppose the American Rescue Plan that is delivering shots in arms and money in bank accounts to families across Maryland.”