McConnell tells Biden that Republicans won’t raise the debt ceiling in December
that it. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. , inform the chief Joe Biden That he, along with other Republican senators, would not vote to raise the debt ceiling in December if Democrats faced “another avoidable crisis.”
“Last night, Republicans filled the leadership vacuum that has plagued the Senate since January,” McConnell said in remarks. Message to Biden, referring to a Voting by the Senate Thursday evening, with the support of 11 Republicans, to raise the federal debt ceiling. “I am writing to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your government of all Democrats is swept into another avoidable crisis.”
McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, of New York, wrote that he had “three months’ notice to deal with one of his most essential governing duties.”
“Surprisingly, even this would have required so much,” McConnell wrote.
McConnell also targeted Schumer for “hustle” following the vote to raise the debt ceiling.
“This tantrum epitomizes and escalates a pattern of angry incompetence from Senator Schumer,” he charged.
“Your aides on Capitol Hill have had a time when they claimed they lacked addressing the debt ceiling through a stand-alone settlement, and all the tools needed to do so,” he wrote. “They can’t invent another crisis and ask for my help.”
Democrats have claimed that a vote on the bill through the reconciliation process, which would allow them to pass it by 50 votes – all Democrats assume – would be too onerous.
On Thursday, senators, including 11 Republicans, voted to approve a short-term increase in the federal debt ceiling, ending a weeks-long crisis on Capitol Hill and possibly averting a default that could have triggered a recession.
The 11 Republicans who voted to allow the measure to go ahead are Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Whip John Thune, John Cornyn, Lisa Murkowski, Shelley Moore Capito, Richard Shelby, Rob Portman, Susan Collins, John Barrasso, Mike Rounds, Roy Plant . .
Schumer’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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