Republicans Pledge Not to Help Raise Debt Ceiling

Republicans Pledge Not to Help Raise Debt Ceiling

( – President Joe Biden appears obsessed with the idea of blowing up the national debt, along with his Democratic co-conspirators in Congress. So far, he’s spent roughly $1.9 trillion on his COVID-19 stimulus package and hopes to add trillions more if they get their way regarding infrastructure. Apparently fed up with Democrat-led cash-and-spend policies, a group of Senate Republicans decided to step up.

On August 10, 46 Republican Senators signed a letter addressed to “Our Fellow Americans,” vowing not to vote to increase the nation’s debt ceiling. The debt ceiling is the limit set for the Treasury Department to pay the debt Congress has previously approved. The letter discussed the necessity of raising it to avoid a default due to Democrats’ “unprecedented deficit spending spree.”

The letter also made it crystal clear the signatories believed the Democrats set the country on a path towards a debt crisis and must accept sole responsibility for their actions.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) led the charge to hold Democrats accountable. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signed the letter, as did other Senate leaders like Senators John Thune (R-SD), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Roy Blunt (R-MO). Even Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined the effort.

As one might expect by now, Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) refused to sign the letter, as did John Kennedy (R-LA) and Richard Shelby (R-AL).

The document explained that Democrats don’t need Republican support to raise the debt ceiling. They can achieve that aim using reconciliation. However, the Republican signatories refuse to provide cover to Democrats.

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