The debt ceiling is relevant to paying PAST bills (under Trump), not future bills (under Biden). So the Republicans are refusing to pay the bills they are responsible for creating.— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) September 28, 2021
When Donald Trump was president & needed to raise the debt ceiling, Democrats said: Yep, we get it. Now we are trying to cover the debts incurred during his administration. Today Republicans deliberately voted to sabotage our country's ability to pay the bills. pic.twitter.com/EcPrnyZ2vi— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) September 27, 2021
Let's be clear: Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans just voted for the U.S. to default on its debt –– debt that they created. They voted *for* an economic collapse.— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 27, 2021
Trump is a total disgrace, but Mitch McConnell may go down as the most corrupt and duplicitous politician in modern American history.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 28, 2021
So, the people who opposed Covid restrictions and mandates under the guise of saving the economy are now apparently perfectly fine with defaulting on our debt in the hope that it will cause political harm to the president.— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) September 28, 2021
Mitch McConnell just 2 years ago: “America can’t default. That would be a disaster.”— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) September 28, 2021
Now he’s flirting with that disaster because he thinks it’ll notch him a political win.
While Trump was president, Democrats suspended the debt ceiling 3 times, even though doing so would help Trump.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 28, 2021
Now that Biden is president, ZERO Republicans voted to suspend the debt ceiling, because hurting Biden is more important than protecting Americans.
One of America’s greatest assets is the dollar’s status as the world reserve currency. If Republicans refuse to let the government pay its bills, it jeopardizes this status, and the impact on the U.S. could be catastrophic. Gamesmanship over the debt limit is so irresponsible.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 28, 2021
The entire U.S. political system is currently built around appeasing bad faith actors, who seem to hold all the power despite being in the minority, whether it's Mitch McConnell, Joe Manchin, or Kyrsten Sinema.— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 28, 2021
Mitch McConnell says he wants to raise the debt limit but thinks the Democrats should do it and then the Democrats tried to do it and McConnell led a filibuster to block them— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 27, 2021