Biden Lashes Out At Reporter

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Tuesday night, a reporter asked President Joe Biden about the debt ceiling negotiations following his statement. Biden criticized the reporter claiming that he “didn’t listen” to the statement that Biden had given about the ongoing negotiations.

House Republicans have long argued that they are not going to be increasing the debt ceiling unless President Biden agrees to budget cuts. However, Biden has long stated that the debt ceiling should be raised without any contingencies. This led to a standstill in negotiations between House Republicans and the White House that ended this week.

Biden in his response to a reporter that inquired multiple times about the negotiations with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), snapped that the reporter was not listening so why should he “answer the question.” He proceeded to argue that they have made cuts to the deficit through the $160 billion dollars Medicare deal and the increase in taxation on people, and “55 corporations that made $40 billion to 15%.” He proceeded to argue that these are only two examples of the multiple steps they have taken to decrease the deficit.

Biden proceeded to ask the reporter whether he was aware of exactly what McCarthy was proposing should be cut from the budget. Finally, he said that he was considering using the 14th Amendment in order to end the fight over the debt limit.

Fox News Digital reported however that many experts had doubts about the usage of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution in an effort to increase the federal borrowing limit.