Marjorie Taylor Greene on Debt Ceiling Vote: Mitch McConnell Is 'Biden's B*tch'
Georgia congresswoman calls out Republican Senate minority leader
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Joe Biden's "b*tch" over a deal that helped Democrats in Congress raise the debt ceiling.
Taylor Greene tweeted:
"The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because @LeaderMcConnell allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION."
"Mitch is Biden's b*tch."
Her tweet had been liked more than 11,000 times and retweeted nearly 4,000 times.
The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because @LeaderMcConnell allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 15, 2021
Mitch is Biden’s bitch.
The Georgia congresswoman's remarks come as the House passed legislation early Wednesday morning to raise the debt limit by $2.5 trillion.
According to Congressional leaders, increasing the debt ceiling was needed to allow the U.S. to meet its financial obligations until 2023, and avoid the disastrous federal default.
The only GOP representative to back the Democrats in the House vote that passed 221-209 was Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).
As Newsweek reported, the passage follows months of wrangling between the parties, with Senate Republicans opposing any action by Democrats to raise or suspend the nation's borrowing limit.
A deal between McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ended the GOP's threats to filibuster a borrowing limit hike.
14 Republican Senators joined every Democrat in the evenly split upper house to allow a one-time vote to lift the debt ceiling with a simple majority.
The Senate voted along party lines to raise the debt ceiling 50-49 after Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) missed the votes.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump blasted McConnell's handling of the debt ceiling.
Trump called on McConnell to "be fully prepared to use the DEBT CEILING in order to totally kill the Democrat's new Social Spending (Wasting!) Bill, which will change our country forever."
"The Republican Senate needs to do leadership," Trump said.
"I've been saying it for a long time.
"Mitch isn't the guy.
"He is not the right guy.
"He is not doing the job.
"He gave them a lifeline.
"It's more than a lifeline.
"He gave them so much time to figure out what to do because they were in a big bind."