Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday Republicans will not support raising the debt ceiling, a move that could grind Democrats’ infrastructure push to a halt.
McConnell declared he believes not one single Senate Republican would support raising the debt ceiling, which expires at the end of July. The federal debt has reached $28.5 trillion.
“I can’t imagine there will be a single Republican voting to raise the debt ceiling after what we’ve been experiencing,” he said.
“I can’t imagine a single Republican in this environment that we’re in now — this free-for-all for taxes and spending — to vote to raise the debt limit. I think the answer is they need to put it in the reconciliation bill,” the leading Senate Republican continued.
The Kentucky Republican said Democrats should handle the debt ceiling issue in the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation bill, which could further complicate Senate Minority Leader Chuck