Fourteen Republican senators have caved in and backed Democrats by voting for a debt limit deal made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today.
The move saves Joe Biden, yet again, from Democrat incompetence.
Lindsey Graham was not happy and warned GOP Senators behind closed doors that Trump will be furious and so will the base.
“I think this is a mistake, but we’ll see what happens,” Lindsey said. “We’ve been telling our Republican base for four months, Democrats are spending money by themselves, they should raise the debt ceiling by themselves through reconciliation. A lot of people believe that changing the rules so they can do it without reconciliation is helping.
“It’s pretty obvious to me that this will not be received well by the Republican faithful, including Donald Trump,” he said.
“Well, I got him elected because when I endorsed him and helped him with his commercials and the other stuff, I got this guy elected and I regret I didn’t run somebody in the primary against him because he’s been terrible,” Trump said of McConnell.
Trump continued: “Look, he’s now giving it away with the debt ceiling. He could have used the debt ceiling to get rid of Build Back Worse and he could have used it. And he would’ve won. It’s a powerful thing. He gave it away today for nothing. He got nothing from it.
“He gave them a two-month extension. What was that all about? And that gave them time to get their act together.
”Mitch McConnell just folded on the debt ceiling, a total victory for the Democrats — didn’t use it to kill the $5 Trillion Dollar (real number!) Build Back Worse Bill that will essentially change the fabric of our country forever.
“The Old Crow’s two-month extension, and the break up of the bill into two parts, gave the Democrats everything they needed,” Trump said.
Fox News broke down the list of GOP senators who voted to save Biden.
- Mitch McConnell, R-Ky
- John Thune, R-SD
- John Barasso, R-Wyo
- Roy Blunt, R-Mo
- Joni Ernst, R-Iowa
- Thom Tillis, R-NC
- Richard Burr, R-NC
- John Cornyn, R-Texas
- Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska
- Shelley Moore Capito, R-WVa
- Roger Wicker, R-Miss
- Susan Collins, R-Maine
- Rob Portman, R-Ohio
- Mitt Romney, R-Utah
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— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) December 9, 2021