House Speaker Kevin McCarthy appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo to demand that President Joe Biden return to the negotiating table for debt ceiling negotiations, and also to accuse the president of stifling chances of a deal with his statement calling a Republican spending proposal “wacko” and “irresponsible.”
As Republicans, we know that leadership is about coming together and finding common ground. Unfortunately, President Biden is not interested in negotiating. He’s more interested in pushing his radical agenda and name-calling.
McCarthy charged that the president hasn’t bothered to respond to Republicans’ latest budget proposal, which would raise the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion, but only in return for cuts to the IRS, the budget-busting green energy agenda, and unused COVID funding. Biden is simply refusing to have a discussion, McCarthy said.
This isn’t about politics, it’s about doing what’s right for the American people. If we don’t raise the debt ceiling, it could lead to disastrous consequences. It’s time for Biden to put his ego aside and come to the table to negotiate a deal that benefits everyone.
The consequences of a default would be disastrous, and the United States has never experienced one. We cannot afford to let that happen on our watch. That’s why we need Biden to work with us and put aside his reckless spending habits.
It’s time for the President to do his job and lead. Republicans are ready and willing to work together to find a solution. The ball is in Biden’s court, let’s hope he decides to do what’s best for America.