Chris Christie slammed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) over his speech toward Republicans following the Senate’s agreement to raise the debt ceiling. During an interview on ABC’s This Week on Saturday, the Republican said there was all this talk about wanting bipartisanship.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said his vote to raise the debt ceiling was the only win he plans to give Joe Biden.
Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) condemned Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for insulting GOP senators. Manchin covered his face in disgust and walked out on Thursday after a key procedural vote on suspending the debt limit.
The Senate voted to increase the debt ceiling by $480 billion. In a 50-to-48 vote on Thursday, the Senate narrowly voted to raise the debt limit through Dec. 3. This comes just after the Senate voted to finish debate on the bill, narrowly passing the 60-vote threshold needed to do so.
The debate has heated up in the upper chamber as senators from both sides sparred over the debt ceiling. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took aim at one another amid the battle over who had control over the U.S. economy.
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) urged Joe Biden to directly appeal with congressional Democrats to raise the debt ceiling themselves. In a letter to Biden on Monday, McConnell warned Democrats were “sleepwalking” toward unavoidable danger because of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) months of inaction.
Joe Biden has continued to shift blame as the U.S. teeters on the brink of an economic catastrophe. While speaking from the White House Monday, he made his case for raising the debt ceiling by blaming 45th President Donald Trump as well as Republicans for spending too much and playing procedural games.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) reportedly made an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for a smaller reconciliation infrastructure package. The agreement signed with the West Virginia senator stated debates on the shrunken bill would begin no earlier than Friday.
Joe Biden signed the stopgap bill, in turn, avoiding a government shutdown. The legislation reached Biden’s desk just hours before the shutdown deadline Thursday night. Government programs and agencies will now be funded through December 3.