Democrats Record Fake GOP Debt Ceiling Ransom Call

The Democratic National Committee released a web video Thursday of a faux ransom call by a hostage taker, modeled on Republican demands for a plethora of conservative reforms in exchange for lifting the debt ceiling.

“American people, this is the GOP,” a voice begins. “We have your economy.”

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