Donald Trump got some bad news.
Mitch McConnell and the GOP sold him out again.
And Donald Trump was red with rage after this Republican surrender to Chuck Schumer.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spent months telling Democrats that Republicans would filibuster any debt ceiling increase and that if Democrats wanted to pile trillions in new debt on America using only Democrat votes, they would have to use the budget reconciliation process.
Chuck Schumer and the Democrats whined that they did not have enough time for reconciliation and that Republicans should drop their filibuster and just go along with the Democrats.
In this game of chicken, McConnell – as usual – blinked first and waved the white flag of surrender.
McConnell offered Schumer a deal for a short-term debt ceiling increase until December, but this time – McConnell swore – Republicans would stand firm.
“This will moot Democrats’ excuses about the time crunch they created and give the unified Democratic government more than enough time to pass standalone debt limit legislation through reconciliation,” McConnell wrote in a statement announcing his surrender.
Donald Trump blasted McConnell as a quitter and a coward that folded a losing hand in clearing a path for Democrats to not just raise the debt ceiling – but also pass trillions in new socialist welfare spending.
“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. Don’t let them destroy our Country!” a Trump statement on the McConnell surrender read.
Democrats don’t want to get bogged down on raising the debt ceiling through reconciliation now because they need all the floor time possible to pass Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar socialist spending plan.
Mitch McConnell tossed Democrats a lifeline just when Democrats found themselves overwhelmed with all the “must-pass” bills piling up.
Democrats – unsurprisingly – took McConnell’s surrender as a sign Republicans will fold again in December and swore to never use reconciliation to lift the debt ceiling.
“We’re going to raise the debt ceiling and we’re going to go on and pass infrastructure,” Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth told reporters. “We’re never going to do it through reconciliation.”
“We have to see the final wording on the offer … we view this as a temporary victory,”Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin stated.
“A horrible precedent to set because it then will only be done in reconciliation in the future, which will make it even harder to raise the debt ceiling…It takes an enormous amount of time. You only have one reconciliation a year,” Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy stated explaining that he was a hard no on reconciliation.
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