Some Senate Democrats Urge Biden Not to Strike a Deal With McCarthy on Debt Ceiling

A group of Democratic senators has said they will not support any deal on raising the debt ceiling that includes cutting vital social services and has urged President Joe Biden to invoke the 14th Amendment if necessary to continue paying the nation’s bills and avoid a default.
“The president has the authority and the responsibility under the Constitution to make sure that we continue to pay our bills. In fact, the 14th Amendment of the Constitution clearly states—not ambiguous—‘The validity of the public debt of the United States shall not be questioned,’” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said at a press conference in Capitol Hill on May 18….

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