Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced today that lawmakers have reached a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase.
Schumer called the pact “good news” and said, “We have reached agreement to extend the debt ceiling through early December, and it’s our hope that we can get this done as soon as today.”
The agreement allows the debt limit to increase by $480 billion, an amount that the Treasury Department says will let it pay bills until Dec. 3.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is still expected to insist that in order to increase the debt limit at that point, Democrats will have to use the “budget reconciliation” process.
U.S. House Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) spoke out against the agreement in a tweet today and directed her ire at McConnell.
In a quote tweet only 5 minutes after McConnell had made his tweet, Greene told him, “Stop helping Democrats destroy our country by making deals with Schumer.”
“Don’t raise the debt ceiling giving them more time to pass the Infrastructure and the Budget, which is really socialism and the Green New Deal. Stop selling out!” Greene urged.
McConnell’s tweet was direct at the foreign policy of the current administration and he said in his tweet, “The Biden Administration’s disastrous retreat from Afghanistan may be over, but America is still facing serious threats.”
“Somehow, with unified control of gov’t, the only actions Democrats have managed to take on foreign policy have made them worse. Americans deserve better,” McConnell added.
Stop helping Democrats destroy our country by making deals with Schumer.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) October 7, 2021
Don’t raise the debt ceiling giving them more time to pass the Infrastructure and the Budget, which is really socialism and the Green New Deal.
Stop selling out! https://t.co/Y1JsUYPdWU
It appears there will be some pushback in the ranks of the Republican senators as U.S. Sen John Cornyn told reporters there were objections raised from “one or more” Republican senators, but he did not know whether that might create delays in passing the bill.
Earlier, Greene had provided McConnell’s office phone number and said in a tweet, “I told people to call @LeaderMcConnell & tell him how they feel about his deal with Schumer. The people flooded his phone lines because they are sick and tired of spineless Republicans caving to Democrats while our country is being destroyed. Tell Mitch to man up!”
Greene then shared screenshots of people reporting that his voicemail was full, however.
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