Mark Sanford today issued a press release touting the grant to fund improvements to Highway 78.
The improvements will be a result of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) program, which allows state and local governments to apply for $500 million grants. According to the Department of Transportation , the source of funding for the TIGER program was the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.
“The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 appropriated $500 million, available through September 30, 2020, for National Infrastructure Investments otherwise known as TIGER grants.”
In response, conservative Republican Katie Arrington remarked:
“Mark Sanford voted against the funding for Highway 78. Now he wants to take credit for it? This is Washington politics at its very worst. When it comes to career politicians talking out of both sides of their mouths and taking credit for things they didn’t do, Congressman Mark Sanford reached a new low today. He bragged on his website about voting against the program he’s now taking credit for. Mark Sanford is a typical Washington politician. The reality is, if Mark Sanford had been on the winning side of the vote, there would have been no money for the Highway 78 project. The road is getting fixed in spite of Mark Sanford, not because of him.”