Rep. McConnell: GOP won’t vote to raise debt ceiling

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-KY) speaks during a news conference to announce that the Senate is considering police reform legislation, at the US Capitol on June 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on June 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:14 PM PT – Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans won’t support raising the debt ceiling. In an interview on Tuesday, McConnell stated “I can’t imagine a single Republican in this environment voting to raise the debt limit.

He told Democrats to include the hike in the second infrastructure bill they plan to pass through reconciliation.

The current suspension of the debt ceiling is set to expire at the end of July. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned of catastrophic effects if a hike is not passed.

So far, Democrats have shot down all GOP conditions to support a debt limit increase. This comes as Republicans have criticized Democrats for their latest out of control debt spending.

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