Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand mocked mercilessly for her expanded definition of 'infrastructure'


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N. Y.) took the bold step of expanding the definition of infrastructure to an unrecognizable state on Wednesday, as she and other Democrats work hard to sell Americans on President Joe Biden's $2 trillion "infrastructure" plan that includes a whole lot of non-infrastructure-related initiatives.

But social media had a field day with the New York senator's attempt, mocking her with expanded definitions of their own.

Gillibrand declared on Twitter, "Paid leave is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Caregiving is infrastructure."

Fox News pointed out that politically, infrastructure "is often considered to refer to transportation, roads, bridges and items of that nature." Merriam-Webster's Dictionary says infrastructure is "the system of public works of a country, state, or region," or "the underlying foundation or basic framework (as of a system or organization)."

Baffled observers were quick to play along with Gillibrand's game, with The Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro replying, "Unicorns are infrastructure. Love is infrastructure. Herpes is infrastructure. Everything is infrastructure."

Concordia University professor and author Gad Saad tweeted, "Exactly. Violent crime is climate change. Open borders is climate change. Defund the police is climate change. People mens... (Read more)

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