As a stalemate between Republicans and Democrats showed no sign of abating, Biden said there was a “real possibility” that his party would bypass the long-standing supermajority voting requirement, commonly referred to as the filibuster.
With a barely-existent majority in the Senate, Democrats would be able to demolish the federal government’s $28.4 trillion spending cap without even one Republican vote.
When asked if he supported the destruction of the long-standing Senate rule to pass a far-left spending agenda, Biden said: “I think that’s a real possibility.”
However, the moderate Democrats – Sens. Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin – have vowed never to vote on ending the filibuster, creating an added challenge for Biden.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted last week to suspend the debt ceiling until the end of 2022.
But Democrats need at least 10 Republican votes to overcome a filibuster in the Senate, which is evenly divided between the two parties. Republicans blocked two other efforts to raise the debt ceiling last week.
Republicans say it’s the responsibility of the Democrats to destroy the economy and raise borrowing limits; they want no part in further crumbling our economy. If Democrats act alone to either end the filibuster or go at it alone to raise the debt ceiling, it’s likely their chances of reelection in 2022 will drastically decrease.
In an effort to sway lawmakers and the public, Joe Biden appeared publicly to essentially beg Republicans to help pass his agenda, while simultaneously insulting their intentions to keep debt manageable.
Biden calls Republicans 'hypocritical, dangerous and disgraceful' on debt limit: In his address today on the need to raise the debt limit on Monday, President Joe Biden lambasted the Republicans and their use of the filibuster to stymie the Democrats.'So let’s be clear, not only pic.twitter.com/Qq0mmXBMSY
— World News 24 (@DailyWorld24) October 4, 2021
Meanwhile, as candidate Biden, the cognitively deficient president vowed not to end the filibuster.
FLASHBACK — Presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2020 was asked which of these ideas he supported: expanding the size of the Supreme Court, setting term limits for justices, abolishing the legislative filibuster.
"None." – Biden responded.
Joe Biden should listen to Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/9IJiQSU88Y
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) April 15, 2021
And even further back in Biden’s career, Joe chided his own party, “praying to god” they wouldn’t go through with ending the filibuster.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 25, 2021
Joe Biden and the Democrats are so desperate for win, so thirsty for some success that they will go back on everything they’ve ever stood for to pass their radical agenda. The bill itself is chock full of unnecessary spending on far-left initiatives and will only provide a backdrop for further intrusion into the private lives of Americans, destroy democracy as we know it, and catapult us into a European-style version of governance and censorship.
Republicans must take a stand against this self-destructive path Democrats are attempting to go down.