Schumer Will ‘Surrender,’ Put Debt Ceiling in Reconciliation: Cruz

On Monday evening, unified Senate Republicans shot down debate on a resolution to fund the government through December. Now, Democrats are scrambling to find a new way to push a debt ceiling increase through the Senate with at least some Republican support. But according to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will not find that support, and will be forced to “surrender.” The Monday vote was the culmination of months of posturing by Senate Republicans, who have insisted since August that they would not vote to increase the debt limit. According to these Republicans, who explained their reasoning in a petition drafted by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Democrats were on an “unprecedented deficit spending spree.” These Republicans said that they refused to enable such spending through raising the debt ceiling. Instead, Republicans have insisted that Democrats use the reconciliation process if they want to raise the …Read More

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