Senator Cornyn

Cornyn: Democrats Want to Spend Alone, Will Raise Debt Ceiling Alone

September 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke at a press conference about Senate Democrats’ unwillingness to raise the debt ceiling on a partisan basis after their reckless tax-and-spend spree. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“Sen. McConnell has told them since July that because they have refused to work with us on a bipartisan basis and they’re determined to spend as much another $5.5 trillion – borrowed money – that there needs to be some accountability.”

“But it will be, as they were told in July of this year, something they have to do themselves.”

“We’ve been willing to work with them on a bipartisan basis all through the COVID-19 emergency.”

“Now they want to continue spending borrowed money on their ideological and partisan agenda on non-emergency items.”

“Since they’ve chosen to go it alone, they’re going to have to raise the debt ceiling alone.”