Can McConnell Derail Biden With Bad-Faith Debt Limit Chaos?

October 5, 2021

Democrats are ready to tear their hair out as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) staunchly refuses to let them raise the debt ceiling in a blatantly political ploy to sow chaos in their efforts to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill (BIF) and the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill containing Biden’s sweeping agenda for social benefit expansions.

At the same time, President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders are grappling with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) opposition to reconciliation, and negotiations are ongoing.

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