McCarthy Blames Biden for Stalled Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Thu Mar 9, 2023 AT 9:49 AM EST

Speaker Kevin McCarthy blamed President Joe Biden for negotiations over the debt ceiling stalling, telling reporters on Wednesday that the president has not reached out for an additional meeting to further talks since they met last month. 

McCarthy’s comments follow a House briefing with Congressional Budget Office Director Phillip Swagel the speaker convened on Wednesday, just one day before the White House is slated to unveil Biden’s budget blueprint.

“No, he hasn’t reached back out. He told me once that he would. I believe eventually he will, but that’s a month wasted. That’s a month that brings more doubt financially; that’s a month that hurts Americans. The sooner we get together, the better off all America will be, so I’m looking forward to him being willing to sit down and be able to move this forward,” McCarthy said. Read Full Story

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