Today, in a procedural vote, Senate Republicans blocked legislation to raise the debt limit — risking a default on our nation’s debt and causing catastrophic damage to the economy. DNC spokesperson Adonna Biel released the following statement:
“Today’s vote is incredibly damning for Senate Republicans who try to paint themselves as the party of fiscal responsibility. Instead of doing their duty and raising the debt limit, as was done on a bipartisan basis for decades, Senate Republicans have chosen to play politics with the economy with no regard for the consequences.
“Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans don’t care if it costs 6 million Americans their jobs, stops Social Security payments, or wipes out trillions of dollars in wealth for families – they’ve made clear they would run the country into the ground just to have a shot at scoring political points. Playing games with Americans’ livelihoods and our country’s economic stability is disgusting and a dereliction of duty – and something Americans won’t forget anytime soon.”
Let’s take a look at Senate Republicans’ blatant hypocrisy on the debt ceiling and what people are saying: