GOP: ‘We Have The Votes’

  • Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) said he believes there are enough votes to pass the debt ceiling bill in the House of Representatives on Wednesday despite opposition by several House Republicans.
  • McHenry, speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Wednesday, conceded that the deal did not get Republicans everything they wanted but reaffirmed that is the way negotiations work with Democrats in control of the Senate and the presidency.
  • “I think we have the votes to pass this today, and I think that will project confidence to Americans that we’ll get things done. Look, you said it, in a negotiation, you’re not gonna get everything you want,” McHenry said. “And we didn’t get everything we wanted, the House Republicans. We don’t have the majority in the Senate, and Joe Biden is certainly not a Republican, so we had a really tough negotiation, but we had good conservative wins.”
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