Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is taking some heat out of his conference after approaching Democrats on the ceiling without informing members of his party first.
Both the GOP aide and the strategist said senators were dissatisfied with how McConnell handled the situation.
After months of insisting that Republicans would take no part in raising the debt limit, McConnell surprised Republicans by announcing that he had struck a deal with Democrats.
Eleven Senate Republicans voted Thursday to raise the ven limit as Senate Republicans warn Democrats. https://t.co/MKJioDnUsf
– Breitbart News (re Breitbart News) October 8, 2021
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McConnell’s statement is unknown to other GOP senators
Mitch McConnell kept his surprise a secret, as other Republican senators knew nothing of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) proposal.
Even some of McConnell’s fellow Republicans, such as Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Roy Blunt (MO), and Republican Rankings from Senate Budget Committee Lindsay Graham (SC), made it clear to the minority leader that they were not happy with the move.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took the Senate floor and exploded the deal, saying, “I believe Democratic leader Schumacher was on the verge of surrender and then unfortunately … Republicans turned a blind eye. I think it was a mistake.”
After 11 Republicans helped overcome a systemic hurdle, the Senate voted to raise the Dames limit to 80 480 billion https://t.co/0vSt1F8s8m
– mzee26 🇺🇸 (ze mzee26) October 8, 2021
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In the end, Mitch McConnell was able to persuade ten Republicans to join Democrats in pushing Democracy. The list reads like a normal list of Republicans who may become restless.
In addition to McConnell, the “yes” vote was sense. John Cornin, John Barraso, John Thun, Roy Blunt, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Richard Shelby, Rob Portman, Shelley Moore Capito and Mike Round.
This was not a problem for Blunt, Shelby and Portman as they were all retiring at the end of their terms. That could be a problem for Lisa Murkowski, who is set for re-election in 2022.
After Schumer mocked and fooled Rhinos who voted with the Democrats …
Mitch McConnell Joe Biden Deben Threatens Restrictions: After Chuck Schumer’s ‘Childish Behavior’, Republicans Will Not Help You in Future Deals https://t.co/R0Wizh0p89
– Patricia Dixon (ric Patrici15767099) October 10, 2021
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Political consequences for McConnell
After the deal was cut, McConnell told Biden he probably wouldn’t be able to do it anymore – saying he probably wouldn’t find 10 Republicans to raise the debt limit in December.
To pass the 3.5 3.5.5 trillion settlement bill, Democrats will have to raise their own limits.
Hard to say, but this is the same deal McConnell gave to his own team members before cutting this current deal.
McConnell will also have to deal with a party base that supports Donald Trump – who did not hide his feelings about McConnell.
For Mitch McConnell it could be lonely at the top.
My new statement on the Democrats’ self-created debt crisis: pic.twitter.com/XwuqyS9oZ0
– Leader McConnell (eadLeaderMcConnell) October 6, 2021
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