Trump raises prospect of impeaching McConnell over debt-limit strategy

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What a frickin' moran, as is anyone who supports or courts the POS:
With five days until Election Day, former president Donald Trump raised the prospect Thursday of impeaching Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) if he works with Democrats to lift the federal debt limit as he has in the past.
“It’s crazy what’s happening with this debt ceiling,” Trump said during a call-in interview on the Real America’s Voice television network. “Mitch McConnell keeps allowing them to have it. I mean, they ought to impeach Mitch McConnell if he allows that. Frankly, Mitch McConnell, something has to be, they have something on him. How he approves this thing is incredible.”
Trump has previously harshly criticized McConnell for not extracting more policy changes from Democrats in exchange for agreeing to lift the debt ceiling.
In a statement in December, Trump claimed that “Mitch McConnell, the Broken Old Crow, has just conceded, for absolutely nothing and for no reason, the powerful Debt Ceiling negotiating block, which was the Republicans’ first-class ticket for victory over the Democrats.”
The debt limit will need to be raised again sometime next year to allow the government to borrow money to pay for spending Congress and the White House have already agreed on.
Failing to raise the limit would lead to a catastrophic default that would rattle global financial markets and could risk throwing the United States into a recession, economists say. Lawmakers have raised the limit 78 times since 1960, according to the Treasury Department.
Several House Republicans have spoken publicly in recent months about taking a more aggressive approach in trying to extract policy concessions from Democrats in debt limit discussions next year, setting up what could amount to high-stakes brinkmanship.

 
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cigaretteman

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The Dems really need to either raise the debt limit tremendously or get rid of it entirely during the lame duck session. It should have been done away with long, long ago.
 
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