Now, House Republican leadership is saying Democrats need to give up something in order to convince a “minimum number” of GOP lawmakers to avoid a lapse in the borrowing limit.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) bashed Republicans for their disarray on the debt ceiling during a news conference on Thursday.
“It’s only a matter of hours until we have to act in the House. We have to act really by tomorrow. This calendar of chaos … is really coming down to hours, days, weeks,” Pelosi told reporters.
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Trump wants a “pound of flesh” in exchange for a debt ceiling increase.