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