Thu Jul 22, 2021 AT 12:31 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview on Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate will refuse to vote to raise the nation’s debt limit.
“I can’t imagine there will be a single Republican voting to raise the debt ceiling after what we’ve been experiencing,” McConnell said in an interview with Punchbowl News.
What we’ve been experiencing is $6.4 trillion in additional spending added to the debt since 2019 when Donald Trump suspended the debt limit for two years. The suspension runs out on July 31, and unless Congress approves an increase before then, the U.S. government will be in “technical” default. The national debt increased from $22 trillion in 2019 to $28.5 trillion today. Read Full Story