Schumer Thanks Democrats for Solving ‘Republican-Manufactured Crisis’ after Debt-Ceiling Hike Passes
Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) railed against Republicans in a speech Thursday night after eleven GOP senators joined Democrats in breaking a filibuster on the debt-ceiling hike.
“I thank my Democratic colleagues for showing unity in solving this Republican-manufactured crisis,” Schumer said. “Despite immense opposition from Leader McConnell and members of his conference, our caucus held together, and we have pulled our country back from the cliff’s edge that Republicans tried to push us over.”
After breaking the filibuster, the Senate approved an extension of the federal debt ceiling...