US President Joe Biden, in a White House statement released on Saturday, clarified his stance on a potential veto from the executive desk if the US Congress failed to pass the infrastructure plan along with his families plan.

Biden announced a bipartisan agreement on America’s infrastructure plan on Thursday, Republican lawmakers including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell were quick to point out that Biden was not “serious about getting a bipartisan outcome”.

Biden, in his address on Thursday, connected the signing of the bill with his multi-trillion dollar ‘Families plan’, which Democrat lawmakers were likely to lobby for without seeking support from the Republicans.

However, in his statement, he said, “My comments created the impression that I was issuing a veto threat on the very plan I had just agreed to, which was certainly not my intent” while clarifying his stance.

Soon after Biden’s address ended on Thursday, McConnell took to his Twitter account and wrote “Less than two hours after publicly endorsing our colleagues’ bipartisan agreement on infrastructure, the President took the extraordinary step of threatening to veto it. That’s not the way to show you’re serious about getting a bipartisan outcome.”

11 GOP lawmakers who backed the President’s infrastructure plan reportedly experienced mounting pressure after his statements, according to Reuters.

“I have been clear from the start that it was my hope that the infrastructure plan could be one that Democrats and Republicans would work on together, while I would seek to pass my Families Plan and other provisions through the process known as reconciliation”, his statement read.

He added that a bipartisan effort for the infrastructure plan had always been his intention and there was “no doubt or ambiguity” about it.