McConnell tells Biden that debt ceiling will not be raised by Republicans in December

“昨晚, Republicans filled the leadership vacuum that has troubled the Senate since January,” McConnell said in a letter to Biden, 引用一个 vote by the Senate Thursday night, supported by 11 共和党人, to increase to the federal debt ceiling. “I write to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your all-Democrat government drifts into another avoidable crisis.

参议院多数党领袖查克·舒默(Chuck Schumer), D-N.Y。, 有 “three months’ notice to handle one of his most basic governing duties,” 麦康奈尔写道.

Amazingly, even this proved to be asking too much,” 麦康奈尔写道.

McConnell also targeted Schumer for his “rant” following the vote to raise the debt ceiling.

This tantrum encapsulated and escalated a pattern of angry incompetence from Senator Schumer,” 带电.

Your lieutenants on Capitol Hill now have the time they claimed they lacked to address the debt ceiling through standalone reconciliation, and all the tools to do it,” 他写了. “They cannot invent another crisis and ask for my help.

Democrats have claimed voting on the bill through the reconciliation process, which would allow them to pass it with 50 votes — presumably all Democrats — would be too cumbersome.

星期四, 参议员, 包含 11 共和党人, voted to approve a short-term increase to the federal debt ceiling, ending a weekslong standoff on Capitol Hill and possibly averting a default that could have triggered a recession.

的 11 Republicans who voted to allow the measure to proceed were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Whip John Thune, 约翰·科宁, 丽莎·默科夫斯基, Shelley Moore Capito, Richard Shelby, 罗伯·波特曼, 苏珊·柯林斯(Susan Collins), 约翰·巴拉索, Mike Rounds and Roy Blunt.

Schumer’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

福克斯新闻’ 杰克·杜斯拉格 contributed to this article.

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