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Washington Free Beacon freebeacon.com 27 May, 2023 00:15 am

Karine Jean-Pierre Struggles To Defend Biden Skipping Town During Debt Crisis

Biden Administration Karine Jean-Pierre Struggles To Defend Biden Skipping Town During Debt Crisis Ben Wilson May 26, 2023 White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre struggled to defend President Joe Biden’s weekend travel plans as Democrats voice their anger over his leaving town and failure to negotiate with House Republicans on the debt ceiling.Negotiations between the White House and House Republicans over the debt ceiling may continue through Memorial Day weekend as the potential default date of June 1 looms.Treasury secretary Janet Yellen claimed failing to raise the debt ceiling will lead to an "economic catastrophe." Progressive Democrats are especially upset with the White House after it p their dream of using the 14th Amendment to green-light a debt ceiling increase.

" Published under: Debt Ceiling , Joe Biden , Karine Jean-Pierre"The question was whether the United States would use the 14th Amendment and I think [Biden] and secretary [of the Treasury Janet Yellen] have been very clear, that that will not solve our problems now," Wally Adeyemo, deputy treasury secretary, told CNN Friday, before adding it was a definite "no.

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