The Gateway Pundit | by Cristina Laila | September 27, 2021
The Senate GOP on Monday blocked a measure that would raise the debt ceiling.
The bill needed 60 “yea” votes to overcome the filibuster and open debate.
The vote total was 48 ‘yeas’ to 50 ‘nays’ – and Schumer blew a gasket.
Schumer is expected to bring another vote to the floor later this week before government funding expires at 11:59:59 pm et Thursday.
Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown are likely to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape government.
The efforts are not necessarily linked, but the fiscal yearend deadline to fund the government past Thursday is bumping up against the Democrats’ desire to make progress on Biden’s expansive $3.5 trillion federal overhaul.
It’s all making for a tumultuous moment for Biden and his party, with consequences certain to shape his presidency and the lawmakers’ own political futures.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the GOP will not vote to raise the debt ceiling.