Graham: Republicans ‘Folded’ on Debt Ceiling

To his credit, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was not one of the 11 Republicans that voted in favor of Democrats raising the debt ceiling.

He believed Senator McConnell (R-KY) as he talked tough and pretended Republicans would hold the line and force Democrats to own this problem and pass it on their own.

Instead, McConnell led a group of 11 Republicans in the Senate, once again caving to Democrats, and Graham is not happy.

We Screwed Up

I have seen this little game play out before on the debt ceiling, and it always has the same outcome.

One side talks tough, then eventually caves because they are terrified of what will happen to their investments if they permit the United States to default.

So, rather than force the Democrat hand, as McConnell pretended he would do, he actually led the effort to find enough Republicans that would help Democrats extend the debt ceiling, thereby enabling them to pass their reconciliation bill once they manage to get Democrats Senators Manchin and Sinema on board.

Graham, on the failure to hold the line, stated, “Well, we screwed up. For two months, we promised our base and the American people that we would not help the Democratic Party raise the debt ceiling so they could spend $3.5 to $5 trillion through reconciliation.

“At the end of the day, we blinked.

“Two things have happened: We let our people down, and we made Democrats believe that we are all talk and no action. At the end of the day, every Republican voted against raising the debt ceiling, every Democratic senator voted for it.

“But we had a process in place. We made a promise, for two months, that we would make them do it without our help and we folded, and I hate that.

“We’re in a hole; we’ve got to dig out of this hole and we can.

“We shot ourselves in the foot tonight, but we will revisit this issue in December.”

You can see his interview on Hannity in the video below…

Since I have been writing about politics, I have been begging people to wake up regarding McConnell and his self-serving agenda.

He is the establishment, an elitist, and he needs to go.

The Republican Party needs fresh leadership in the Senate that will truly push the agenda of the American people, not protect his own investments.

And, make no mistake about it, that is precisely why McConnell pushed back the debt ceiling. The man has a net worth of more than $20 million, and there is no way he was going to risk that to make a point with Democrats.

McConnell may be on the right side of the aisle, but he is a member of the establishment Swamp that needs to be pushed out of DC immediately.

Source: Fox News

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17 Responses

  1. Is McConnell receiving his “marching orders” from his Chinese wife, like suckerberg is?

    1. McConnell is nothing but a traitor to the Republicans, he talks great then, the knife is stuck in our backs. Just another RINO like Romney and Chaney.

      1. When are people going to wake up to get rid of the crooked swamp both left and right to hire into office those that will not cave and do their work for the people correctly, and our country. I am very tired of being laughed at by the world for being taken advantage of by this administration and those that are letting us down to help us. Shame on these politicians for their lies to us. Sorry, but we need Trump back or somebody like DeSantis that will fight for us and the USA.

  2. Lost faith in all of the house, senate and executive over 40 years ago.

    Look at the history. What haven’t they screwed up?

    Both parties are to blame. The Democrats are ruining the country if they haven’t already. The conservative right principles are their downfall. They won’t fight back like the Democrats.

    Do we even have a country? Countries have borders. Ours are lost.

    I give up. The rhetoric that comes out of DC is all mean to divide the American people and keep us distracted from what they are really doing.

    All those career politicians have lucrative lives built by sucking of the American people.

    Term limits needs to find a way to be placed on all elected positions.

    There has to be a change to find a better way instead of this stagnant process.

    Wake up to the screwing of Americans!

  3. THE LEFT DEMOCRATIC PARTY MAY BE ON THE WINNING EDGE FOR NOW!.. WAS IT Ronald Reagan who said,
    ”THE EVIL EMPIRE” That is what comes to mind when I THINK ABOUT THIS ADMINISTRATION..the enemy within. when a leader is evil, they lead with evil intent. Evil in my thinking..IS.??? a liar, cheat, prideful, untrustworthy, flip flops their word is not good. Surround themselves with same minded sorts!…A person who can’t lead their own family is questionable…why? because it is written… PROVERBS 22:6 TRAIN UP A CHILD in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. We all need to be in prayer , OR THE DESTRUCTION AMERICA
    WILL DESTROY US all..globalization is not of God..is an evil intent. IS USA. the new BABYLON???A .N. Y. city was already attacked will it be totally destroyed next time..! God forbid… pray for America… ”JUST SAY’N”

  4. what did you expect mcconnell is a democrat in wolf clothing playing as a republican it all about what money he can make on voting the way he did

  5. I expected nothing less from the turtle!!!! There are only a handful that are descent( Cruz, paul, hawley ) behind that the rest are frigging rhinos! Still wish trump would start his own party🙏

  6. The Republicans that “fell” into the Schumer/Pelosi Plan and voted WITH them should be ASHAMED of themselves…McConnell & His Cronies did us in by voting WITH the Democrats causing the Destruction of America!
    They are only in Politics for the $$$ just like Pelosi …while we struggle to live thru these times…They should ALL be run out of office….along with the present President & His Lady-in waiting, Harris!

  7. Disgusting. Just totally a democrat swamp. We need to be rid of them all and especially any Republican who votes with the democrats.

  8. I hope McConnell knows that he’s just signed the death warrant on his career. Not another dime; not another vote.

  9. I just hope the Nation is able to survive until the 2022 elections ( If the Democrats don’t find a way to stop it, or cheat again ) if we do we can pray the new people elected are not just in it for the money, but to represent the people. If there is a complete take over of both houses, to the right, I pray they find someway to reverse all these things of evil and Madness that is being done, restore the country to the land of the free governed by the people for the people. Then Let’s remove as many Swamp rats as we can, force through term limits, and take back the country.

  10. MITCH MCCONNEL IS A LIAR,HE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO KENTUCKY AND STAY THERE.HE IS A POLITICAL RHINO IN POLITICS FOR HIMSELF ANDNOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.HE HAS TO GO NOW!!!

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