U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) said the quiet part out loud today as he attacked the debt ceiling agreement brokered by President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
What really burns Bishop’s butt is that the agreement says the nation’s debt limit will not have to be raised until 2025.
But what the far-right Republicans wanted was to use the debt ceiling in 2024 to tank the economy in order to help Trump win.
In the clip below, you can see Bishop – surrounded by fellow far-right Republicans – rant about the agreement.
“And what does the device of two years do? It removes the issue from the national conversation during the presidential election to come. How could you more successfully kneecap any Republican President than to take that issue out of his or her hands?”
You can see Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) on the left side of the screen nodding her head in agreement, even as she doesn’t even understand what Bishop is saying.
The Freedom Caucus members just climbed out of their clown car, and are upset that their cult leader won’t be able to run for president on a crashed economy. https://t.co/8w2GKMuxmL
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 30, 2023
How dare you take away our ability to hold the country hostage at the point of a gun?!?
– these Qrackheads
— Jo🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) May 30, 2023
“Without a catastrophic default how will a GOP candidate ever win?
— Yes, Karen (@FreeStateKaren) May 30, 2023
“We cant crash the economy now for 2 years, so a Republican nominee cant use that crashed economy as an issue during a Presidential election!”
— Just Another Marine (@FSX404) May 30, 2023
Further confirmation that the debt issue was all about politics and not about fiscal austerity or any other BS.
— sct dog (@sctdog) May 30, 2023
— CharM (@Vladdiefan) May 30, 2023