President Biden returned from a trip to Ireland at 2:45 a.m., took questions from the press and turned up the heat on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Here is a transcript as provided to PoliticusUSA by the White House:
Q Is there an update on the debt ceiling? Will you be speaking with Speaker McCarthy about this in the coming weeks?
The President: Of course, show me the budget. You know that old expression – “Show me your budget,” he – we agreed earlier, I put a budget on the 9th of March, and he made a budget. If I don’t know what they want, what they do, I don’t know what to negotiate.
McCarthy is reportedly dumping his own leadership team after failing to bring House Republicans together to agree on a budget.
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In the year For those who want to make Biden’s age an issue in the 2024 campaign, consider that he’s now out of international combat, taking questions from reporters, and getting hot on the debt ceiling on Kevin McCarthy as the clock nears 3 AM. ET
Trump was such a bad traveler that international travel was considered a nightmare. Trump is said to be tired after spending two days overseas.
President Biden has more energy than anyone half his age, and even in the middle of the night, he would still get up and press the debt ceiling on Kevin McCarthy.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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