A Democratic senator questioned the timing of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s fiery speech last week in which Republicans barred talks about raising the federal debt limit, leaving Sen. Joe Manchin cringing and upsetting GOP lawmakers. Was.
Schumer, in a speech on the Senate floor last Thursday, rebuked Republicans for “playing a dangerous and risky partisan game” when 11 GOP senators rushed to end the debate and move on to a short-term increase in the country’s borrowing limit. All 50 stood with Democrats. .
The limit on party-line votes was extended to December.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told “Fox News Sunday” that he understands the Democratic leader’s frustration over the process, but the timing of his comments “may not be the best.”
“Frankly, I agree with the reasons why Senator Schumer was so frustrated that this impasse on the debt limit was risky, unnecessary, a manufactured crisis,” Coens told host Chris Wallace.
“But that’s partly why Senator Munchkin had his head in his hands, he thinks our leaders should talk to each other directly. And we all agree that we need more stability in our Congress and our country.” is required,” the senator continued.
“So while I fully understand President Schumer’s deep disappointment, the timing may not be the best,” Koons said.
Wallace noted Koons’ blooper and suggested, “Maybe we should say President Manchin at this point,” in reference to the West Virginia Democrats who had a significant vote in the 50-50 split Senate.
Munchkin was caught in the video holding his face in his hands as Schumer spoke before walking in.
“I didn’t think it was appropriate at the moment,” Munchkin said moments later. “We have to remove the arms. You can’t do politics. Neither of us can – either side. Civilization gone.”
Schumer’s comments angered Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said Republicans would not join Democrats when it came to a vote again in December to raise the debt limit.
“Last night, Republicans filled the leadership void that has plagued the Senate since January. I write to inform you that if your all-democratic government slips into another avoidable crisis, I will do so again. Will not provide assistance,” McConnell wrote in a letter to President Biden on Friday.
McConnell (R-Ky.) noted Munchkin’s response to the speech.
“Last night, in a bizarre spectacle, Senator Schumer exploded in a rant that was so partisan, angry, and corrosive that even Democratic senators were embarrassed by and for him. The occult angered Senator Schumer in a pattern of incompetence. Surrounded and enlarged,” McConnell wrote.