'Get out of the way': Biden blasts the 'dangerous' GOP as McConnell lays down threat over the debt limit

'Get out of the way': Biden blasts the 'dangerous' GOP as McConnell lays down threat over the debt limit
(Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House.


President Joe Biden is calling Republicans "hypocritical, dangerous, and disgraceful" after Senate GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared $8 trillion in debt racked up by the Republican-led House and Senate under then-President Donald Trump is the Democrats' problem.

McConnell, who spent the past six years up until January 20, 2021 as the Senate Majority Leader under Trump, rammed through numerous massive tax-cuts and massive spending legislation (along with hundreds of judges) opposed by Democrats, but now that Democrats have the slimmest of majorities, he is telling President Biden that "Democrats must handle the debt limit alone."

Biden told the American people that not "only are Republicans refusing to do their job, they're using their power to prevent us from doing our job of saving the economy from a catastrophic event," as Business Insider reported.

"I think, quite frankly, it's hypocritical, dangerous, and disgraceful. Their obstruction and irresponsibility knows absolutely no bounds, especially as we're clawing our way out of this pandemic."

McConnell released a letter blaming Democrats for the GOP's spending spree just minutes before President Biden addressed the nation urging Republicans to support raising the debt limit.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned of massive, drastic, and "catastrophic" consequences should Congress fail to raise the debt limit, which essentially is the federal government agreeing to sign the check for money it has already spent.

President Biden on Monday slammed McConnell, warning if Republicans don't work with Democrats they will be taking the U.S. economy "over a cliff."

He urged Republicans to "get out of the way":

Here's Biden making the case:

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