Joe Biden had intended to travel extensively, focusing on his G7 visit to Japan.
But Biden has been avoiding debt talks with Republicans for months, and it would come smack in the midst of them. Although he is now in negotiations with the Republicans, the trip as it was originally planned would have kept him away for more than just a few days.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ripped against Biden, claiming that his decision to leave when they needed to finish this task showed that his priority lists were not in order and that he was not thinking about what was best for America.
“McCarthy on whether Biden should go to the G7 with the debt limit deadline approaching: I believe an American president should concentrate on American solutions. And in my opinion, it demonstrates your priorities and principles.”
It seems like a little shame did the trick.
It seems that Biden has finally bowed to pressure to do his duties. According to recent reports, he will end his time abroad early and return home to meet with the Republicans.
“Following criticism that he intended to be away for 8 out of the 16 days before the US might default without an agreement to extend the debt ceiling, a source confirmed that POTUS was canceling travel to Australia as well as Papua New Guinea and coming back to the US following the G7 in Japan.”
McCarthy is already victorious since the House has already approved a measure that eliminates the possibility of default.
The second aspect of this is that Biden does not want it to seem like it is his responsibility if things don’t work out, even though it was entirely his fault that there was such a long wait because he declined to meet. It almost seems as if he intended to go into default and hurt the economy that he has in fact already gravely harmed.
McCarthy met with Biden as well as Kamala Harris today for approximately an hour. As Biden nervously chuckled, he tried to seem like he’d accomplished something before he even began talking.
“Hello, everyone. Take a decent photo of all of us. We’re enjoying ourselves immensely. Everything is going well,” Biden said.
Despite the fact that they still had a long way to go, McCarthy did seem optimistic and said he felt they might reach an agreement this week.
McCarthy said that they had developed a more efficient procedure that would assist in the progress of an agreement, “placing McConnell, Schumer, along with Jeffries in the rear seat – saying this bilateral structure will assist to push the negotiation process ahead, and it is what Trump had done with Pelosi.”
McCarthy emphasized how they could’ve reached this straightforward agreement “97 days earlier” and this measure would have already been “passed.” But Biden is solely to blame for the delay. Of course, the issue of whether he will negotiate in good faith remains. McCarthy deserves all the credit for promoting advancement since at least it seems to be in a better position than it was before.
Author: Steven Sinclaire