FIRST ON FOX – More than 100 House Republicans signed a letter Monday promising not to vote to increase the debt ceiling under any circumstances, saying that Democrats should “take responsibility for increasing the debt ceiling” because of their trillions in proposed government spending.
“Democrats have embarked on a massive and unprecedented deficit spending spree. Without a single Republican vote, they passed a $1.9 trillion ‘Covid relief’ bill in March,” the letter, which garnered the support of 103 House Republicans, says. “Now they have passed a $3.5 trillion Budget Resolution, again without a single Republican vote.”
It adds: “In order for this spending to occur, our nation’s debt limit will have to be increased significantly. Because Democrats are responsible for the spending, they need to take responsibility for increasing the debt ceiling.”
The letter is led by Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., who is the leader of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) Budget and Spending Task Force. It’s also joined by Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and several other high-profile members like Reps. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs, R-Ariz. The total of 103 supporters represents nearly half of the 212-member conference.
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