Mitch McConnell warns Biden that Chuck Schumer’s ‘tantrum’ is ending GOP cooperation on debt
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell Chief warned on Friday Biden that the Republican Party It will not help “any future effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement,” after agreeing Thursday to allow Democrats to raise the nation’s debt limit.
“Republicans filled the leadership vacuum that bothered me Senate Since January,” wrote Mr. McConnell. “I will not offer such assistance again if your government of all Democrats is swept into another avoidable crisis.”
the master. McConnell He cited “hysteria” from Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who delivered a severe partisan rebuke to Republicans immediately after helping him agree to a debt measure. Mr. Schumer blamed Republicans for the “obstruction” and said they were trying to push the nation over a cliff.
“In a bizarre sight, Senator Schumer exploded in so much partisan clamor, anger, and erosion that even Democratic senators were clearly embarrassed by him and for him,” McConnell He told the president. “for him The tantrum encapsulates and escalates the angry incompetence pattern of Senator Schumer. This childish behavior further alienated the Republican members who helped facilitate this short-term correction. The well was poisoned even further.”
But even before Mr. Schumer’s speech, Republicans made clear that they would not cooperate again with Democrats in raising the debt limit later this year.
Late Thursday, 11 Senate Republicans voted in favor of a procedural move that would allow a measure to raise the debt ceiling by $430 billion. The move gave Mr. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, enough votes to avoid Republican disruption and a government default until at least December 3.
the master. McConnell It was heavily criticized by lawmakers in for him the party who said he is She succumbed to the Democrats’ threat to eliminate disruption. Former President Donald Trump has called on Republicans to replace Mr. McConnell as their leader.
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“Whether it is through weakness or the deliberate effort of bullying for him Senators, Senator Schumer has walked the nation to the threshold of disaster.” McConnell She said. “Embarrassingly, it got to the point where senators on both sides were demanding leadership to fill the void to protect our citizens. I stepped up.”
The vote ended a protracted bipartisan standoff over raising the debt ceiling, which brought the United States to the brink of default in mid-October. Republicans had blocked a measure, tied to a bill to extend government funding to avoid a shutdown, that would have suspended the debt limit.
the master. McConnellKentucky Republican, said Democrats will have to raise the debt limit without Republican support as Democrats pay trillions of dollars in new spending under the president Biden. but he is He backed down after Democrats threatened to temporarily rescind the delay to pass the measure.
“The Senate The Democratic leader had three months’ notice to deal with one for him most basic duties of governing,” Mr. McConnell Friday said in for him Message. “Amazingly, even this proved to be very demanding.”