Tue. May 17th, 2022

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Trump urges GOP senators to vote against McConnell debt deal Senate approves short-term debt ceiling increase On The Money-Presented by NRHC Senate slowly recedes from debt disaster MORE (R-Ky.) Warned President BidenJoe BidenArkansas lawmakers move bill banning companies from demanding workers’ vaccine status Senate approves short-term debt ceiling increase On The Money-Presented by NRHC Senate slowly recedes from debt disaster MORE Friday that Republicans will not help raise the debt ceiling later in the year, declaring that a recent speech by the majority leader Charles SchumerChuck Schumer Trump urges GOP senators to vote against McConnell debt deal Senate approves short-term debt ceiling increase The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Senate approaches surprise agreement on short-term debt ceiling increase MORE (DN.Y) had “poisoned the well.”

“Last night, Republicans filled the leadership space that has worried the Senate since January. I am writing to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your all-democratic government drifts into yet another crisis that can be avoided,” McConnell wrote in the letter to Biden.

The letter comes after 11 Republicans helped promote a short-term debt ceiling extension Thursday night, after a week-long stand-off in which McConnell and his conference said Democrats should raise the debt ceiling on their own through a budget process known as reconciliation.

But on Wednesday, McConnell went back and offered to let the Democrats pass a short-term extension that is expected to last until early December.

McConnell’s letter is a warning to Democrats, but also gives an early signal to his own members that he will not give Democrats the same offensive in December. McConnell’s decision this week to open the door to a short-term debt extension gave him an unusually intense level of criticism from the GOP assembly in the Senate, including behind-the-scenes breaks with members of his own leadership team.

Republicans were further frustrated Thursday night by Schumer rallied against them just after 11 of them voted to advance the debt cap bill.

Schumer blew up the GOP debt ceiling strategy, accusing them of playing a “dangerous and risky partisan game” and saying Democrats were capable of “pulling our country back from the cliff edge that Republicans were trying to push us over.”

McConnell seemed to be referring to Manchin, who could be seen briefly with his hands over his face during Schumer’s speech.

“Last night, Senator Schumer exploded in a bizarre spectacle in a rant so party-political, angry and corrosive that even Democratic senators were visibly embarrassed about him and for him. “McConnell wrote.

McConnell warned that Schumer’s “childish behavior” had “alienated” GOP senators who helped promote the short-term debt increase and “poisoned the well even more.” They are probably the same GOP senators that Schumer had to lean on to raise the debt ceiling out of reconciliation later in the year.

“I am writing to make it clear that in light of Senator Schumer’s hysteria and my serious concerns about the ways in which another large, ruthless, biased expense bill would harm Americans and help China, I will not be a party to future efforts to mitigate. the consequences of democratically poor governance, ”he added.

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