The mainstream media is at it again, trying to make the Republican Party look bad as they work to pass a debt ceiling proposal put forward by their esteemed leader, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. While Democrats are putting up a fight, President Joe Biden has sneakily avoided negotiations with McCarthy, causing further tension between the two parties.
Are Republicans Really in Disarray Over the Debt Ceiling? https://t.co/MCpsLueTym
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 26, 2023
Punchbowl’s morning newsletter is attempting to raise doubts about whether McCarthy has enough votes, particularly among the conservative wing of the party, and especially with the likes of Rep. Chip Roy from Texas. Yet, Roy recently wrote an op-ed for The Federalist, “For America To Grow, Washington’s Swampy Spending Spree Has To Shrink,” outlining his position on the matter and clearing up any misconceptions.
🚨New Op-Ed on #DebtCeiling fight
“It’s time to take action to radically re-empower the American people, unleash our economy, and pull this country back from self-imposed decline…
We can do that by shrinking Washington to grow America.”https://t.co/5v0TlfGC0D
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) April 25, 2023
Well said @chiproytx – defund the swamp. https://t.co/cELSKTmdnx
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 25, 2023
And that I didn’t ask to be. https://t.co/d0N1DgIk5y
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) January 6, 2023
He did not say this. And any agreement will take us ALL. We are making progress… but don’t let the sharks confuse the ongoing engagement. #Onward #StandUpForAmerica @chiproytx https://t.co/uyOVgq3BmR
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) January 6, 2023
REPORTER: "Speaker McCarthy says he wants to meet with Biden. Why hasn't that happened?"
KJP: "It's the Speaker McCarthy and the MAGA wing of the Republican party that is doing this. We're not doing this…They're doing this!" pic.twitter.com/mKDePwUVim
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 25, 2023
Lot of members coming in and out of McCarthy’s office as he tries to lock down 218 votes on debt limit bill. GOP leaders don’t plan to change the bill and believe they’ll get the votes this week. But they don’t have the votes yet amid concerns over Medicaid and ethanol language
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 25, 2023
In Roy’s op-ed, he expresses support for the GOP plan and emphasizes how important it is for the Republicans to keep the promises made to their constituents of cutting spending and shrinking the federal government. He also discusses the need to limit spending and how this will alleviate the power and influence of federal agencies and programs on individual Americans.
Still, Democrats continue to engage in fearmongering and spread misinformation about the Republican proposal. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has accused Republicans of filling cities with smog and allowing oil companies to use toxic chemicals that cause severe burns and damage people’s eyes, all in an attempt to further manipulate the public.
However, it seems that not all Democrats are consumed by their party’s rhetoric. Townhall has reported that some members of the President’s own party, such as Sen. Joe Manchin, want Biden to negotiate with Republicans, causing further divide within Democratic ranks on this issue.
As McCarthy and his team work to secure the necessary votes to pass their proposal, Republicans must stand firm and fulfill their election promises to cut spending and shrink the bloated, ineffective federal government. It’s time for the party to take action and re-empower the American people, creating opportunities for economic prosperity and individual freedom.