She claimed McCarthy, regarding the Limit, Save, Grow Act, in the House, “Doesn’t have the votes.”
In a rant on social media, she said, “Why would anyone act like Kevin McCarthy has votes right now? He hasn’t done the work. He doesn’t have the votes for his current proposal in the Senate. He doesn’t have the votes in the House. He doesn’t even have the votes in *his own party.* & GOP are starting to feel that.”
The report noted that McCarthy, since the debt ceiling solution was adopted in the House, “has needled Democrats over their apparent inability to secure passage of a stand-alone debt limit hike in the Senate.”
Democrats are the majority in the Senate, but simply are too divided, so far, to reach agreement.
“A simple way for the Democrats to avoid default is to pass the Limit, Save, Grow Act in the Senate,” McCarthy tweeted Tuesday. “With just 9 days left to go, Republicans remain the only ones in Washington who have actually done anything to lift the debt limit and avoid default.”
As the House was adopting its plan to avoid a debt crisis, Joe Biden was announcing that he would refuse to negotiate at all – he simply demanded that the GOP in the House give him virtually unlimited borrowing power.
The GOP is insisting on some spending curbs as part of the solution.
Biden did then agree to negotiate, but so far a resolution has not been reached.
McCarthy’s plan jacks up the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion or until March 24, 2024, whichever comes first, in exchange for caps on expenditures to fiscal year 2022 levels.