It’s Not Just Trump Upset over McConnell’s Debt Ceiling Agreement.

His fellow GOP Senators are condemning the move as well.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readOct 13, 2021


Sarah Silbiger / Associated Press

In an admittedly unsurprising move, Kentucky Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to raise the debt limit until December. Ultimately, he didn’t really have a choice when his Democratic colleagues argued it would be too lengthy of a process to raise it through reconciliation at that moment in time and Schumer vowed to hold a vote anyway, forcing McConnell’s hand. There wasn’t a chance that the moneyed interests who depend on McConnell to maintain corporate influence over the GOP were going to allow the nation to default on its debt, hence the reason McConnell made the decision to strike a deal.

Apparently however, it’s not just Donald Trump — with his hopes of running in 2024 and anger that Biden was handed this “win” — who is upset that McConnell reached an agreement with Schumer. Evidently, his fellow Senate Republicans are critiquing the decision as well.

Alexander Bolton with The Hill writes:

“…Even at a Senate Republican Steering Committee lunch shortly before the statement came out, McConnell kept his plans close to his vest as fellow Senate Republicans discussed various options for getting out of the stalemate.

What made last week’s internal Republican fight different from previous intrafamily spats was that McConnell heard criticism from allies such as Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of his leadership team, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), the top-ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee who has tried to bury the hatchet between McConnell and Trump.

Even Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah), who has become known as a moderate in the Senate GOP conference, voiced his misgivings…”

Evidently, the nation has moved so far to the right that even if they don’t happen to hold loyalty to Donald Trump as is the case with Mitt Romney, not allowing the nation to default on it’s debt and create an economic crisis that could effect the entire global economy is now considered a sign of weakness?



Lauren Elizabeth

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