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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. has informed President Joe Biden that he, along with other Republican senators, will not vote to raise the debt limit in December, leaving Democrats facing “another avoidable crisis”.

“Last night, Republicans filled the leadership void that has plagued the Senate since January,” McConnell said. letter to biden, referencing a vote by the Senate Thursday night, backed by 11 Republicans, to raise the federal debt limit. “I write to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your all-democratic government falls into another avoidable crisis.”


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y., wrote McConnell, had “three months’ notice to take over one of his most basic governing duties.”

“Amazingly, this also proved to be too much of an asking,” McConnell wrote.

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McConnell also targeted Schumer for his “rant” following the vote to raise the debt limit.

“This occultism surrounded and exacerbated a pattern of incompetence angered by Senator Schumer,” he alleged.

“Your lieutenants on Capital Hill have time now that they claim they lack to address the debt ceiling through standalone reconciliation, and have all the tools to do it,” he wrote. “They can’t invent another crisis and ask for my help.”

Democrats claim voting on the bill through a reconciliation process that would allow them to pass it with 50 votes – possibly all Democrats – would be too cumbersome.

On Thursday, senators, including 11 Republicans, voted to approve a short-term increase in the federal debt limit, ending a week-long standoff on Capitol Hill and possibly averting a default that could have triggered a recession.

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, and Roy Blunt, the 11 Republicans who voted to vote, They were. .

Schumer’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Granthshala News’ Jack Durschlag contributed to this article.