Guarantee you Joe didn’t see this one coming.
Hey there, folks. Markus Noah here, reporting on the latest news out of Washington D.C. Yesterday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy achieved a significant victory for Republicans, getting a debt limit bill through the House of Representatives. This marks McCarthy’s biggest win since he became Speaker of the House earlier this year, and it’s a big win for Republicans as a whole.
They were hoping that McCarthy would yield to pressure and RINO Republicans like McConnell and Romney would go with the flow. But that is not what is happening.
From Punchbowl News:
MCCARTHY ALSO SECURED AN EXTREMELY USEFUL TALKING POINT. NO MATTER HOW RIGHT-LEANING AND UNREALISTIC THE 320-PAGE PACKAGE IS, HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE THE ONLY ONES TO HAVE PASSED LEGISLATION TO LIFT THE NATION’S BORROWING CAP. MCCARTHY PLANS NOW TO SIT, PAT AND SLAM SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER FOR DOING NOTHING AND PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN FOR REFUSING TO NEGOTIATE.
“NOW, THE PRESIDENT CAN NO LONGER PUT THIS ECONOMY IN JEOPARDY. WE HAVE LIFTED THE DEBT LIMIT, WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB, WE ARE THE ONLY BODY THAT PASSED ANYTHING,” MCCARTHY SAID AFTER THE VOTE.
MCCARTHY RECEIVED CALLS FROM A NUMBER OF SENATE REPUBLICANS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONGRATULATING HIM ON PASSING THE BILL. IT’S CLEAR THAT THERE ISN’T SUPPORT IN THE SENATE GOP CONFERENCE FOR A CLEAN DEBT-LIMIT MEASURE, NOT RIGHT NOW ANYWAY. THE WHITE HOUSE WON’T BE ABLE TO TRY BYPASSING MCCARTHY BY CUTTING A DEAL WITH SENATE REPUBLICANS.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that even if the House passes the proposed GOP debt ceiling bill, the chances of it clearing the Senate are “essentially zero,” adding that an agreement must be reached between Speaker McCarthy and Pres. Biden over the debt ceiling. pic.twitter.com/bs5gYJLaDg
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 26, 2023