Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sounded off on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as “Biden’s b*tch” over a deal McConnell struck giving Democrats the votes necessary to raise the debt ceiling.
The Senate voted 50-49 to raise the debt limit by $2.5 trillion.
This happened after 14 Republicans joined Democrats to suspend the filibuster, allowing Democrats to vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling.
The deal was crafted by McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Soon after the House voted for approval, Greene took to Twitter and went off on McConnell.
“The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because [McConnell] allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION,” she tweeted.
Greene added: “Mitch is Biden’s b*tch.”
The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because @LeaderMcConnell allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION.
Mitch is Biden’s bitch.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 15, 2021
The limit is now almost $31 trillion thanks to McConnell and Schumer’s debt ceiling deal.
After the measure passed, Schumer couldn’t contain his happiness.
“As I have said repeatedly, this is about paying debt accumulated by both parties, so I am pleased Republicans and Democrats came together to facilitate a process that has made addressing the debt ceiling possible,” Schumer said.
Schumer also thanked McConnell for having “reached out across the aisle in good faith to bring us to this point.”
Genuinely don’t understand his strategy here. “Mitch McConnell Bails Out Chuck Schumer On Debt Limits And Spending” https://t.co/WbUdsltuuz
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) December 9, 2021
Donald Trump also recently slammed McConnell over his handling of the debt ceiling.
“Mitch McConnell is giving the Democrats victory on everything,” Trump said in a statement issued by his spokesperson Liz Harrington on Twitter.
The statement added: “What is wrong with this Broken Old Crow? He’s hurting the Republican Senators and the Republican Party. When will they vote him out of Leadership?
“He didn’t have the guts to play the Debt Ceiling card, which would have given the Republicans a complete victory on virtually everything. The Dems were ready to fold!”
“It’s like taking money and throwing it out the window, and Mitch McConnell could have killed it,” Trump told Mark Davis, a Texas radio host, last week.
“What he’s done is unthinkable. He gave up the debt ceiling. That was the best negotiating tool that we had to kill this horrible bill,” he added.
South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham also called out McConnell over the debt ceiling ploy.
“What I’m worried about is that for four months the Republican Senate said we would not lift a finger to help the Democrats raise the debt ceiling. We would make them use reconciliation,” Graham told former Fox News host Chris Wallace.
“At the end, we did not make them use reconciliation, which changed the rules of the Senate in a House bill,” he explained. “I don’t like that a lot. … What we did is promised one thing and delivered another.”
“I think this is a mistake, but we’ll see what happens,” he said. “We’ve been telling our Republican base for four months, ‘[Democrats] are spending money by themselves, they should raise the debt ceiling by themselves through reconciliation.’ ”
Graham said, “a lot of people believe that changing the rules so they can do it without reconciliation is helping.”
“It’s pretty obvious to me that this will not be received well by the Republican faithful, including Donald Trump,” he added.