Ron DeSantis trashes McCarthy-Biden debt limit deal, says it puts U.S. 'careening toward bankruptcy'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday condemned the bipartisan deal struck over the weekend between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden to lift the nation’s debt ceiling as “totally inadequate” when it comes to slashing federal spending.

The Republican presidential candidate’s criticism was reminiscent of the opposition among hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill to the agreement as GOP lawmakers line up to say they will vote against the deal to avoid default.

“Prior to this deal, our country was careening toward bankruptcy, and after this deal our country will still be careening toward bankruptcy,” Mr. DeSantis said on “Fox & Friends.” “Obviously, in Washington, D.C., they do these cycles to just get them through the next election, and that’s ultimately one of the reasons why they continue to fail.”

Ron DeSantis speaking outside by Matt Johnson is licensed under Flickr Flickr

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