Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s debt limit bill is not going well in the Senate, as Sen. Chris Murphy pressed the Republican House leader.
Murphy tweeted in response to another McCarthy effort to pass the debt limit to Biden.
When your party is in charge, it overcomes the deficit like drunken sailors.
Deficits don’t matter to you when you give giant tax cuts to billionaires and corporations. They are only important to you when it is an excuse to cut nutrition for poor children. https://t.co/LXEtKMvv5K
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) April 21, 2023
Democrats won’t go along with McCarthy’s plan. If Republicans can get the bill out of the House next week, it will immediately die in the Senate.
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Kevin McCarthy continues to try to negotiate with Biden when his real obstacle is Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The president has no role in the debt ceiling process. Whatever McCarthy tries to pass should be able to get through the Senate before it reaches Biden’s desk.
Speaker McCarthy is holding the US economy hostage and trying to make President Biden the lead negotiator.r, but it is the Senate Democrats who will have a big say in what comes to the president’s desk for his signature.
If McCarthy was serious about governing, if he wasn’t, he would have stopped his rampage toward the White House and met with Sen. Schumer.
The Senate Majority Leader made his position clear. He disagrees with nothing but a clean debt limit increase, and from the perspective of Senator Murphy’s response, Senate Democrats stand with their leader.
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.
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