The White Home is looking out Kevin McCarthy and the Home Republican hypocrites for voting beneath Trump to boost the debt ceiling with out slicing spending
The White House has lamented the hypocrisy of Kevin McCarthy and House Republican hypocrites, who voted three times under Trump to raise the debt ceiling without spending cuts.
Transcript of Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton’s press briefings with reporters aboard Air Force One, as provided by the White House to PoliticusUSA:
Q On the debt ceiling. Two questions about the debt ceiling. Does the White House have a reaction to Senator Joe Manchin’s ideas for a debt ceiling with the GOP?
WOMAN. DALTON: Look, first let me make some general comments about that. I think, you know, I just mentioned earlier that tomorrow it will be two years since the President took office and his leadership is delivering results for the economy. We grow the economy from the bottom up and from the middle out. We lower inflation. We create jobs with historically low unemployment. And we think Republicans should welcome this news and work with us on how to build on it, rather than push it back.
That means Congress must address the debt ceiling unconditionally. Our stance on this has not changed. There will be no debt ceiling negotiations.
And again, Congress must address this unconditionally, as it has done three times under Donald Trump with bipartisan support.
I also wanted to point out that Kevin McCarthy himself voted three times to remove the debt ceiling under Trump without spending cuts, and there is no reason to change that position.
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It seems that House Republicans and Kevin McCarthy only care about spending cuts when a Democrat is in the White House. McCarthy doesn’t want people to see that House Republicans are being hypocritical because the debt ceiling is the House’s only major opportunity this year to try to ransom Biden and Democrats’ spending cuts.
The White House and Democrats can afford to take an uncompromising position because they know they will win. Republicans will take the blame if the nation defaults, as the House’s GOP position is undermined by their past hypocrisy on spending cuts.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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