GOP senators frustrated with McConnell deal to raise debt limit, as months long standoff appears close to end

12/8/21
 
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12/8/21:

Many Senate Republicans on Wednesday were frustrated with a deal Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reached, on a party-line vote, to allow Democrats to raise the debt ceiling — as Congress took one step closer to ending the debt-limit saga that started in the summer, when Republicans first said they would refuse to raise it.

“I’m not real keen on the idea right now, to be honest with you, because we had a red line,” Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., told Fox News shortly after McConnell, R-Ky., unveiled the proposal to his colleagues at a lunch.

“Let them do it. They got the votes to do it,” he added. “But we got to look out for Medicare expansion too. You know we want to make sure we do the right thing there too. So it’s kind of got us between a rock and a hard place.”

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