Speaker Kevin McCarthy told House Republicans to ignore what’s in the debt limit bill and vote on it anyway because it will never become law.
“The overall purpose of this is to force the president to negotiate and to show Washington, D.C., that Kevin McCarthy has the votes to raise the debt limit and that we share priorities across the entire Republican conference,” said Rep. Frances Hill. Arkansas, McCarthy’s partner.
Still, the push through the measure underscored deep divisions among Republicans on budget issues. Mr. McCarthy has privately pleaded with his colleagues to support the legislation, repeatedly telling them to ignore the content of the measure, which will never become law, and instead focus on the symbolic victory of any legislation Mr. Biden passes to show he is serious about them. The need for cost reduction.
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The bill is nothing. Kevin McCarthy’s debt limit bill will never see the light of day, and McCarthy knows his caucus won’t be enough because he thinks voters will forget about it by the time next November rolls around.
Speaker McCarthy has set up moderators to represent the districts that President Biden won and lost his seat next year in order to achieve a symbolic victory. The problem with McCarthy’s thinking is that Democrats don’t let them forget the voters who elected McCarthy. Kevin McCarthy failed to get all the caucus votes. He was not a unified voice, so there is no reason for the Democrats to negotiate with him, because now he has proven that he cannot hold his own party together.
Kevin McCarthy’s symbolic victory could turn into Democratic control of the House on Election Day 2024.
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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