Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell’s Statements On The Debt Ceiling

July 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Republican leader’s statements on the debt ceiling. Leader Schumer added that Leader McConnell should not be playing political games with the full faith and credit of the United States.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

First, before I get into the substance of my remarks, I just heard Leader McConnell's statements on debt ceiling.

The Leader's statements on debt ceiling are shameless, cynical, and totally political. This debt is Trump debt. It's COVID debt. Democrats joined three times during the Trump Administration to do the responsible thing. And the bottom line is that Leader McConnell should not be playing political games with the full faith and credit of the United States. Americans pay their debts.

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