Even though Democrats have a pseudo-majority in the Senate, Republicans had one upper hand. Democrats couldn’t get certain measures passed, without Republican support. This was a huge advantage, at a time when Joe Biden was pushing radical mandates and crippling the economy.
Donald Trump was vocal about McConnell and Senate Republicans using this advantage to help the American people. They could get Democrats to agree on all kinds of things if they wanted certain measures passed. But McConnell ignored Trump’s advice and bailed out the Democrats once. Now, a group of Republicans has done it again.
From The Hill:
Fourteen Senate Republicans on Thursday helped advance a deal negotiated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to set up a one-time exemption to the filibuster on raising the debt ceiling…
The bill, which could pass the Senate as soon as Thursday, sets up a fast-track process for bypassing the 60-vote legislative filibuster on a bill to raise the debt ceiling, letting Democrats raise it on their own.
Wow. It seems some Republicans just roll over and play dead whenever the left asks. McConnell was joined by 13 Republicans to cancel the filibuster, in order to let Democrats raise the debt ceiling. In exchange for this concession, Republicans got…
Wait for it… nothing at all.
Instead of holding Democrats’ feet to the fire, these Republicans are making it easier for Biden to push his socialist takeover of our economy. There was no way Democrats would have been able to pass Biden’s massive spending bill, with the debt ceiling where it was.
They need to borrow as much money as they can (hoping they can pay it back later via increased taxes) if they expect to “build back better.” But with the debt ceiling reaching its limit, it put the squeeze on these spending-loving liberals.
Trump knew this was a golden opportunity for Republicans. But instead of seeing this, they did what they seem to do best, cave.
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The Republicans that joined Mitch were John Barrasso (Wyo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Susan Collins (Maine), John Cornyn (Texas), Joni Ernst (Iowa) Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah), Thom Tillis (N.C.), John Thune (S.D.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.).
Some of those are names you’ll recognize as anti-Trumpers and the same RINOs that helped pass Biden’s “infrastructure” bill (which provides less than 11% for infrastructure).
This is what happens when we don’t have a strong, American-first Republican in charge. These Republicans might have to look for new jobs, come reelection time.