Murray: Boehner Inviting Another ‘Tea Party Credit Downgrade’

In a statement to TPM, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), a member of the Democratic leadership, reacted to House Speaker John Boehner’s demand that the next debt limit increase be paired with dollar-for-dollar “cuts and reforms.”

“Republicans have spent the last year running away from the deal we made to avoid the last artificial crisis they created, so I don’t know why the Speaker is already laying the groundwork for another one,” Murray told TPM. “Apparently one Tea Party credit downgrade isn’t enough for House Republicans.”

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