Hoyer: Shutdown Raises ‘Real Concerns’ About Debt-Limit Fight


House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Tuesday that the House GOP’s willingness to shut down the government over Obamacare could be a bad sign for the upcoming fight over raising the debt ceiling.

“It raises real concerns,” Hoyer told reporters. “This is a harbinger of a destabilizing confrontation once again. The debt limit ought not to be subject to any political disagreements.”

The debt ceiling will be breached on Oct. 17, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.