Mitch McConnell Warns Biden That Pelosi and Schumer Are Leading Government on a 'Sleepwalk Toward an Avoidable Catastrophe'


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday regarding the duty of Democratic leadership to address the nation’s debt limit that could lead to a “sleepwalk toward an unavoidable catastrophe.”

“For many years, our working relationship has been defined not only by our strong disagreements, but also by mutual transparency and respectful candor,” McConnell wrote to Biden.

“I write in that spirit to express concern that our nation is sleepwalking toward significant and avoidable danger because of confusion and inaction from the Speaker of the House and the Senate Democratic Leader concerning basic governing duties.”

“Since mid-July, Republicans have clearly stated that Democrats will need to raise the debt limit on their own … For two and a half months, we have simply warned that since your party wishes to govern alone, it must handle the debt limit alone as well,” McConnell said.

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“My concern for our country is that Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi have done nothing,” he continued. “Either the Democratic leaders simply cannot govern or they would rather play chicken with the U.S. economy than accept reality.”

McConnell also addressed the issue of Democrats pushing “staggering” taxes and spending without Republican input.

“Even now, with Americans already facing painful inflation, Democrats are preparing another staggering taxing and spending spree without any Republican input or support,” he said.

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“Mr. President, I respectfully submit that it is time for you to engage directly with congressional Democrats on this matter,” McConnell concluded his letter. “Your lieutenants in Congress must understand that you do not want your unified Democratic government to sleepwalk toward an avoidable catastrophe when they have had nearly three months’ notice to do their job.”

On Saturday, McConnell tweeted that Democrats support spending that would “hurt families and help China.”

“Democrats have taken our roads, bridges, ports, airports, and waterways hostage to ram through an historically reckless taxing and spending spree that would hurt families and help China,” McConnell tweeted. “The far left is running Congress and the American people are hurting.”

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Last week, the Senate avoided a government shutdown as both parties agreed to a last-minute plan.

“Now they will need to do the same thing on the debt limit,” McConnell tweeted Thursday.

McConnell also mocked the claim that the Democratic Party’s proposed $3.5 trillion spending plan was free.

“Fact-checkers have already debunked this loony liberal math. Democrats’ reckless plans are totally disconnected from reality,” he tweeted.

On Sept. 22, McConnell announced during a news conference that Democrats “should not play Russian roulette” with the nation’s economy.

“We all agree America must not default. We have a Democratic President, House, and Senate. They have decided to operate on a partisan basis,” the senator tweeted.

“So Democrats should not play Russian roulette with our economy. They have an obligation to raise the debt ceiling and they will do it.”

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Dillon Burroughs reports on breaking news for The Western Journal and is the author or co-author of numerous books.
Dillon Burroughs reports on breaking news for The Western Journal and is the author or co-author of numerous books. An accomplished endurance athlete, Burroughs has also completed numerous ultramarathons. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and three children.