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Why McConnell and McCarthy locked arms on the debt crisis

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Debt Ceiling, US Congress, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy
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When Joe Biden called Mitch McConnell to talk about the debt limit, a funny thing happened: The Senate GOP leader, after two years of breaks with Kevin McCarthy, fell into full alignment with the speaker.

McConnell confirmed in an interview that he was clear with Biden, his old negotiating partner, during their call last week: You’ve got to cut a deal with McCarthy, not me.

After working with Biden in the past to avert fiscal calamity, the Senate minority leader is steadfast that this time it’s McCarthy and Biden’s job to avoid...

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