Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Reveal Their Hypocrisy On The Debt Ceiling

President Donald Trump meets with, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Oh, how quickly politicians’ tunes change.

As was reported earlier today, President Trump met with congressional leadership from both parties and sided with Democrats in a deal to extend the debt limit only three months rather than into 2018. The extension into 2018 was what Republicans are hoping to get in order to avoid a fiscal cliff scenario during budget talks.


House and Senate Minority Leaders, Nancy Pelosi (D – CA) and Chuck Schumer (D – NY), played politics with the relief bill for areas devastated by Hurrican Harvey and put said they would support the bill if a three-month debt limit increase was added. Essentially, giving Democrats further leverage at the end of the year during budget talks and all but guaranteeing a looming fiscal cliff scenario.

Not passing a clean continuing resolution, however, was something both Schumer and Pelosi were adamantly against only a few short years ago, with Pelosi tweeting we “shouldn’t play games” with the debt ceiling.

Well, that’s awkward. And again in 2014, Pelosi argued a clean CR is constitutionally required.


Oops. Guess it’s not so much when one has political games to play.

Schumer made sure to raise the specter of the last time a clean CR played out as one bad news cycle after another in 2014.

Of course, intelligent people aren’t surprised when either side backtracks on a principle they previously announced they had. Republicans better buckle up. Pres. Trump clearly will throw Republicans over simply to get whatever end he has decided on is best in his head.


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