At least one Republican lawmaker was reportedly left "visibly shaken" after former President Donald Trump dressed down members of the House Republican caucus for voting for President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill.
What is the background?
The House approved Biden's signature $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill last Friday with support from 13 Republican lawmakers.
The package was approved in the House by a vote of 228-206 with six Democrats dissenting. That means that if the Republican caucus had voted in unison, the bill would not have passed.
The Republicans who supported the bill were Reps. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Fred Upton (Mich), Anthony Gonzales (Ohio), David McKinley (W.Va.), Don Bacon (Neb.), Don Young (Alaska), Tom Reed (N.Y.), John Katko (N.Y.), Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.), Andrew Garbarino (N.Y.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Jeff Van Drew (N.J.), and Chris Smith (N.J.).
What happened with Trump?
While speaking to Republicans at a National Republican Congressional Committee dinner on Monday, Trump tore into those lawmakers, saying they should "ashamed of themselves" for "helping the Democrats."
"I love all the House Republicans. Well, actually I don't love all of you. I don't love the 13 that voted for Biden's infrastructure plan," Trump said during his speech, the Washington Post reported.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)
In fact, the scolding was so severe that Malliotakis, who was present in the room, was left "visibly shaken," a source told the New York Post.
"Per a source at the NRCC dinner with Trump last evening: 'He railed on 13 Rs who voted for infrastructure with Nicole Malliotakis there. She was visibly shaken by it.' The source added it was a lengthly speech and Trump was friendly with McCarthy," the Post's Juliegrace Brufke reported.