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Democrats want Biden to give a national address on the debt ceiling fight

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2023
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Left out of the loop in talks, House Democrats aren’t happy with how the White House has handled its messaging around the debt limit negotiations a week ahead of the crucial June 1 deadline.

“They need to do their job,” Steven Horsford, D-Nev., the Congressional Black Caucus chair, told Semafor. “It starts with the President. He has the power of the bully pulpit of the presidency.”

The White House, he said, “doesn’t have a clear message,” especially with the Senate out of town and not providing backup. His advice to...

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