Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tells President Biden Republicans Won’t Vote to Raise Debt Limit in December
CNN guest James Follows compared the GOP to extremist groups threatening to throw anthrax into water supplies because of a lack of cooperation with Democrats over debt limits.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and 10 other Republicans voted Thursday for a short-term increase in federal debt growth. But McConnell told the president Biden That he and many of his allies will not vote to raise the debt limit in December should Democrats face “another avoidable crisis.”
“Last night, Republicans filled the leadership void that has troubled the Senate since January,” McConnell said in a letter to biden. “I write to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your all-democratic government runs into another avoidable crisis.”
Fellows, a contributing writer for The Atlantic, appeared to favor the Democrats, making an unflattering comparison to the GOP.
“This is an absolute threat to the welfare of the country,” Fallows said Sunday on “Trusted Source,” hosted by Brian Stelter. “An extreme example would be a group saying we’re going to dump anthrax in the water supply until you do X, Y, or Z.”
“It’s a threat,” he continued. “It is not a public health threat, but it is a threat that could have real economic implications.”
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Fallows, a frequent guest of the Stelters, said, “It is not a common disservice to use Filbuster to renege on the credits of the United States.”
His comments were followed by Brian Stelter and Yahoo! News White House correspondent Brittany Shepherd complained that the press was reporting that Democrats were in “disorganization.” Stelter wondered whether it would be more accurate to say that “Congress was in disarray.” Shepherd agreed, saying the media’s message “chips the political game to both people”. He said it was Kirsten Cinema, Ariz., and Joe Manchin, W.V.A. E.g. Liberals give Democrats the opportunity to face-to-face with the President and have “unbridled power”.
Sens. Sinema and Manchin have been targeted by both progressive and liberal media for refusing to join their allies and for voting in favor of a $3.5 trillion spending package.
Not many Republicans were on board with last Thursday’s vote to raise the debt limit. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.C., said he “twisted” on the matter.
“At the end of the day, we blink,” Graham said on “Hannity.” “Two things have happened: We let our people down, and we made the Democrats believe we were all talking and no action.”
Former President Trump also voiced the GOP’s move, accusing McConnell of throwing a “lifeline” to Democrats.
“The Republican Senate Needs New Leadership,” Trump said.
“Mitch isn’t a guy, he’s not the right guy, he’s not working,” he said. “He gave [Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and his Democrats] a life line – it is more than a life line, it gave them so much time to figure out what to do as they were in a big bind; They were unable to do anything.”