"Liberal Senate Democrats are unloading on a bipartisan group of senators working on an infrastructure deal, warning that the effort to win GOP backing could erode support on the left -- underscoring the stiff resistance the negotiators face in shepherding the proposal through a narrowly divided Congress.
Even before 10 senators from both parties announced a broad agreement Thursday on an eight-year, $1.2 trillion plan, a number of members of the Senate Democratic Caucus threatened to oppose it, putting the effort in peril before the group has finalized many of the details.
The criticism has grown louder by the day, underscoring the growing tension within the ranks as moderates urge their colleagues to show patience and as Democratic leaders struggle to find a deal that can pass the 50-50 Senate and please the various factions within their party.
'Let's face it. It's time to move forward," Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, told CNN on the talks with the bipartisan group. "The Republicans have held us up long enough.'"