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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) claimed that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is having an outsize influence over President Joe Biden during debt ceiling negotiations.
The house speaker doubled down on comments he made yesterday when he alleged that Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had a “real effect” on Biden in debt ceiling negotiations. In an appearance on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures, McCarthy pointed to a press conference from Sanders as the definitive moment when negotiations on the debt ceiling reversed.
The press conference that McCarthy believed shifted Biden’s willingness to negotiate was a Friday press conference of Democratic Senators led by Sanders, during which he said that accepting Republican demands to make spending cuts would cause “incalculable harm.”
“He really wags the dog,” McCarthy said when asked if Sanders was the one leading the negotiations.
“I mean, when Bernie Sanders or AOC says something, the White House shifts the other way,” he added.
During the Friday press conference, Sanders said, “Yesterday, Senators stood together to urge President Biden not to cave to Republican demands to make cuts that would cause incalculable harm to the American people. Instead, we believe he should prepare to use the 14th Amendment.”
Yesterday, Senators stood together to urge President Biden not to cave to Republican demands to make cuts that would cause incalculable harm to the American people. Instead, we believe he should prepare to use the 14th Amendment. https://t.co/aEUc68KHUz
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 19, 2023
McCarthy claims Bernie Sanders leading debt ceiling negotiations: ‘He really wags the dog’ https://t.co/iYLUI10P2m
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 21, 2023
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