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

October 5, 2021
LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) (R-KY) and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wait on the stage together at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center where Schumer was scheduled to speak February 12, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sen. Schumer spoke at the event as part of the Center's Distinguished Speaker Series, and Sen. McConnell introduced him. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wait on the stage together at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center on February 12, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wait on the stage together at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center on February 12, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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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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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.

Follow our live coverage below:

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