Mitch Mcconnell Wants Ten Republicans to Help Democrats Raise the Debt Limit

Mitch McConnell wants ten Republicans to help Democrats raise the debt limit

Senate Republicans may be on the verge of helping Democrats raise the debt limit by temporarily changing the rules of the Senate to fast-track the process.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is reportedly seeking at least ten Republicans to agree to a strategy that would permit the Democratic majority to raise the debt limit with a simple majority vote. In a deal struck with Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Republicans would give Democrats enough votes to change the rules, and then Democrats will pass the debt limit increase without Republican support.

A total of 60 votes are required to change the Senate rules, so at least ten Republicans must agree to McConnell’s strategy to get it done.

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