The media angle on this that Manchin and other Republicans are made because Senate Majority Leader Schumer made some political ‘hay’ off the ‘deal’ that allowed Republicans to help Democrats get debt ceiling problem pushed back….
But the real issue for the Republican Senate Minority leader might be Donald Trump castigating him and other Republican senator’s for going along with the Democrats, which they did….
Trump, who tends to be irrational at time ‘s , let the countries debt ceiling lapse for 43 days during his term in office and Republican took a beatdown for that, because of the craziness of people not getting paid…..
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) warned President Biden on Friday that Republicans won’t help raise the debt ceiling later this year, and stated that a recent speech by Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) had “poisoned the well.”
The majority and minority leader are perpetually angling for advantage in the longest-running 50-50 Senate in U.S. history, and their cage match over how to raise the debt ceiling is just the latest bout since McConnell refused to let the chamber organize after Schumer took over. Their ice-cold relationship lacks the sizzle of McConnell’s tiffs with former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid — but McConnell is using increasingly hardline tactics to make Schumer’s life more difficult, given the chamber’s close margin and the tension among the disparate ideological wings in his rival’s party.
Both liberals and conservatives were unhappy at first about the debt fix, with the latter griping that McConnell had backed down and the former frustrated that Schumer didn’t push harder for a long-term solution that would strip Republicans of leverage. But Schumer looked far more like a winner by Thursday night, as Republicans fought among themselves over taking up the deal McConnell had cut and the final vote nearly got derailed….