House Speaker Kevin McCarthy touted negotiations and spending cuts before he met with President Biden, but that didn’t happen.
Below is meeting material provided to PoliticusUSA by the White House.
As part of a series of meetings with congressional leaders, President Biden invited Speaker McCarthy to the Oval Office this afternoon for a candid and candid dialogue.
They cover a range of issues, and President Biden has stressed that he wants to continue to work in good faith after passing historic bipartisan legislation in his first two years in office.
President Biden has made it clear that it is their common duty not to allow an unprecedented and economically devastating default, as confirmed by all other leaders of both parties in Congress.United States The Constitution spells out this mandate, and the American people expect Congress to meet it, just like all its predecessors. It is neither negotiable nor conditional.
The President welcomes another discussion with Congressional leaders on how to reduce the deficit and manage the national debt while continuing to grow the economy. This dialogue should build on the leadership of a president who achieved his record $1.7 trillion deficit reduction in his first two years in office.
The President and Chair agreed to continue the conversation.
Kevin McCarthy said he would come to the White House for negotiations. President Biden said he would not negotiate a debt ceiling.
What seals the deal is how McCarthy responded when asked about what spending cuts he requested after the meeting.
McCarthy was asked about which programs he thinks should be cut after meeting Biden. pic.twitter.com/JtKRVBmu9N
— Aaron Ruper (@atrupar) February 1, 2023
McCarthy said he was not talking about spending cuts.
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Kevin McCarthy told supporters he was coming to the White House for spending cuts, but didn’t talk to President Biden about spending cuts.
McCarthy appears to have made a big fuss in his meeting with Biden.
This is not surprising, as House Speaker McCarthy has consistently shown weakness, and it’s easy to see why some Republicans are trying to avoid a debt ceiling showdown.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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