After getting berated last week by President Trump for not standing strong against the Democrats’ socialist $5 trillion infrastructure package, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell finally tried to act tough.
In a letter to Joe Biden on Monday, McConnell wrote, “I write to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your all-Democrat government drifts into another avoidable crisis,” warning the administration to not surpass the debt limit.
Democrats are currently seeking to raise the debt ceiling in order to pass the entirety of their social program-filled so-called infrastructure package. If they are unsuccessful, they risk losing $90 billion worth of the 2,400 page-bill.
Forbes explained: “The federal government has already reached its debt limit and if it is not able to borrow more money to cover all its obligations, it would have to take money from other programs to cover its upcoming debt payment — or default. Both of those options carry credit risks for the federal government, states, and localities.”
Citing his “grave concerns about the ways that another vast, reckless, partisan spending bill would hurt Americans and help China,” McConnell explained that he “will not be a party to any future effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement.”
In agreement with Trump’s calls to refuse cooperation with the Democrats, McConnell told Biden they will not receive the Republican Party’s support.
“Your lieutenants on Capitol Hill now have the time they claimed they lacked to address the debt ceiling through standalone reconciliation, and all the tools to do it,” the Kentucky senator continued.
Making his stance unmistakably clear, McConnell concluded, “They cannot invent another crisis and ask for my help.”
The Republican senator’s new stance on the matter comes after Trump branded him as “Folding” Mitch.
“Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again. He’s got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it’s time to play the hand. Don’t let them destroy our Country,” the 45th president said in a statement last week.
McConnell appears to be heeding this advice as the debt ceiling limit remains a looming threat over the $5 trillion infrastructure package.