White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday said GOP lawmakers are trying to kill millions of jobs by using the debt limit as leverage during negotiations.
Speaker McCarthy said if the Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling, they should sit down with him and negotiate.
McCarthy and House Republicans are seeking to slash federal spending.
The White House said Biden will not budge on federal spending and is just demanding Congress raise the debt ceiling.
“As President Biden has made clear, Congress must deal with the debt limit and must do so without conditions,” KJP said on Tuesday. “But congressional Republicans are threatening to hold the nation’s full faith and credit, a mandate of the Constitution, hostage to their demands to cut Social Security, to cut Medicare and to cut Medicaid, brinksmanship that threatens the global economy.”
Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday absurdly claimed Republican lawmakers are the ones threatening millions of jobs and 401k plans.
Republicans are “threatening to kill millions of jobs and 401k plans by trying to hold the debt limit hostage,” Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday.
WH press sec says Republicans are “threatening to kill millions of jobs and 401k plans by trying to hold the debt limit hostage.”
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