Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday proposed a deal with his Democrat colleagues that would help them suspend the debt ceiling before the United States defaults.
McConnell, in a statement, said Republicans would help Democrats expedite the process known as reconciliation to address the debt limit, adding, Republicans would let Democrats pass an emergency debt limit extension at a fixed dollar amount, which would cover current spending levels into December.
My new statement on the Democrats’ self-created debt limit crisis: pic.twitter.com/XwuqyS9oZ0
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) October 6, 2021
Following McConnell’s statement, 45th President Donald Trump reacted in a statement via email from his “Save America” PAC.
“Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again. He’s got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it’s time to play the hand,” Trump advised.
“Don’t let them destroy our Country!” he urged.
The proposal seeks to quench Democrat complaints that Republicans may seek to delay a reconciliation vote, making it a risky maneuver because the U.S. faces a crisis if the ceiling isn’t suspended or raised by Oct. 18, while reinforcing McConnell’s position that most Republicans won’t vote with Democrats to address the limit, according to The Epoch Times.
This is an excerpt from The Freedom Times.
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