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White House Caves: Biden Asks Kevin McCarthy to Negotiate Debt Limit

President Joe Biden on Monday finally requested that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) negotiate the debt limit during a meeting to be held on May 9 to avoid default, a move that contradicted the White House’s previous official position.

While traveling in Israel, McCarthy received a call from Biden to schedule a meeting to negotiate raising the debt limit after days of stonewalling tactics, Punchbowl News reported.

“We are not negotiating on this,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday. “We’ve been very clear on this.”

On Wednesday, McCarthy and House Republicans passed a bill to raise the debt limit.

Reports indicated the Biden administration was taken by surprise when McCarthy successfully passed the bill. McCarthy’s unpredicted victory apparently left the Biden administration flat-footed.

“It’s not a plan,” Jean-Pierre said Monday about the House’s bill. “It’s a recipe for economic disaster.”

“They [House Republicans] need to do their job. Congress must act,” she said. “It is their constitutional duty.”

The White House’s stonewalling position remained consistent through Monday afternoon. About one hour after the White House press briefing, Biden called McCarthy.

As Biden and McCarthy prepare to negotiate, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-CA) has announced hearings on the House bill as a public relations attempt to condemn it. Schumer has refused to enact his own legislation or hold a vote on the House’s bill.

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  • Patriot says:

    All I can say to McCarthy if you cave to obiden and Go past that 1.5 Trillion mark get out of Dodge you’ll be done that’s what this meeting is about and for the sake of the country do not allow schmucker in this meeting! Stand you ground for Americans for once against this person who has done nothing for America except take take take and lie to us! Obiden doesn’t want a fair bill for America that’s what this bill is fair for the people! If you cave just walk away for good! We the people need to Really TRUST you McCarthy!

  • Patsy Ann Lopez De Victoria says:

    I agree with Roger completely. All you are doing is giving Biden more to spend.

  • John Sweet says:

    First off, stop spending billions if not trillions on projects outside our nation that benefits our enemies, for example the Wuhan lab, and portends greater Disasters yet to come as spending increases and distractions mount!

  • grant says:

    when we go into a depression there will be heel to pay for our leadership.

  • grant says:

    when we go into a depression there’s gonna be hell to pay for our leaders.

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