Democrat Socialist Congresswoman Says There Will Be Backlash ‘In the Streets’ if Biden Agrees to Spending Cuts

Pramila Jayapal

Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington said Tuesday that there would be backlash “in the streets” if President Joe Biden agreed to spending cuts to secure an increase in the debt ceiling.

“I think there would be a huge backlash from our entire House Democratic Caucus, certainly the progressives, but also in the streets,” Jayapal told CNN reporter Manu Raju. “You know, I mean, I think it is important that we don’t take steps back from the very strong agenda that the president himself shepherded and led over the last two years.”

Republicans, led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, are insisting on spending cuts to accompany any increase in the limit to the national debt, which currently stands at $31.4 trillion, while Democrats have demanded a “clean” debt ceiling increase, with no spending cuts or other legislative items attached.


Biden and McCarthy talked Monday but failed to reach an agreement on lifting the debt ceiling.

“We do not legislate through the debt ceiling for this very reason,” Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said.


The House of Representatives passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act April 26 by a 217-215 vote. The legislation increases the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion, repeals portions of the Inflation Reduction Act, requires Congress to approve regulations that have an economic effect of $100 million or more and establishes new work requirements for some beneficiaries of welfare programs.

Some left-wing members of Congress are calling on Biden to invoke the 14th Amendment to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling.

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  1. If they riot in the streets they should expect to be shot down and killed like rabid dogs.

  2. Seems that ugly women become involved in Democrat politics to punish everybody who is blessed with a more aesthetic appearance.

  3. It is past the time we admonish elected reps such as Jaypal, AOC, Pressley, Pelosi et al and start directing our efforts towards admonishing those who elect such miscreants and entrust our country and its citizens to such anti-Americans.

  4. No doubt the generous soul is going to pay off the national debt out of her own pocket while she funds all the leftist vote buying schemes. You don’t have to be seriously dumb to be a Democrat rep…oh wait, yes you do.

  5. The backlash will occur In the streets of Demonunist-controlled cities. Works for me. Let them burn them to the ground. Sorry, not sorry. The sympathy well on Darkheart island has been drawn dry.

    Once ithe “backlash” oozes outside of the Demonunist hellholes, that’s when many rioters will learn about “resistance” and perhaps more than a few will deservedly meet their maker, Lucifer.

  6. Hopefully Biden/Obama will negotiate a deal with McCarthy and Jayapal’s operatives burn Seattle to the ground. The resulting reduction in population would cause Washington to lose a House seat and reduce Jayapal’s destructive effect on the rest of the country.

  7. When the hehl are we gonna hit the streets and play by their dirty rules? I’m ready for some liberal skull cracking! But then there’s nothing in them to damage.

  8. Ooof what an ugly junk pile she is. OK, Democrats, go ahead and burn your own cities down. But stay TF out of my country.

  9. Well, she just called for violence if their benefits are cut. So, should something happen, can she be ‘Trumped’ a la Jan 6th?

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