Democrats Are Angry And Won't Vote For A Bad Debt Limit Deal
House Democratic votes are needed on any debt limit increase, and they won't vote for a bad deal.
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Many House Democrats Are Angry
Some think that the House Democratic warning that they won’t vote for a bad deal is posturing to help President Biden, but many Democrats are making it very clear that they aren’t going to go along with whatever is negotiated.
“The White House needs to understand there are a lot of very frustrated members of the Democratic Caucus who are very concerned about the position that Democrats are being put in,” one Democratic lawmaker told CNN. “Everybody in the room is worried, is not being communicated with. They don’t know what’s happening.”
“The White House communications strategy is an atrocity. I should say, it’s not really a strategy. Where’s the president? Is he in an undisclosed location?” one Democratic lawmaker said.
“Our concern is not about the president,” said Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the former speaker. “We have confidence in him,” she said. “Our concern is about the Republicans who have gone home.”
House Democrats are on the front lines on this issue. Their votes are needed McCarthy could be anywhere from 50-100 Republican votes short to pass any deal. Democrats are going to have to carry any final deal over the finish line, and they will also have to answer to voters in their districts next year.
As we will discuss below, the Democratic anger gives Biden an opportunity and an opening.
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