Senator Elizabeth Warren has accused House Republicans of creating “economic chaos” to help former President Donald Trump get reelected.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Warren responded to a question about the debt ceiling:
“We got to call the Republicans out on this. They are threatening to wreck our entire economy just to protect a wealthy handful,” Warren said.
“If this were really about the national debt, then there are plenty of places we could go to stitch up loopholes like no more of the tax havens abroad to get that under control, but that is not where the Republicans want to go,” she added.
“Instead, they want to cut Social Security and Medicare. Why? To protect the rich folks,” Warren said.
“Keep in mind — it’s Mitch McConnell who said no, no, no, no, no, on raising the debt ceiling. They were fine with raising the debt ceiling when Donald Trump was president.”
“In fact, the Republicans voted three times to raise the debt ceiling. In the four years of the Trump administration, no muss, no fuss, just get it done,” Warren continued.
“But once we’ve got a Democrat in the White House, now, nah, they don’t want to raise the debt ceiling. They want to create as much economic chaos as they can,” she added.
“This is the problem we got now with this House of Representatives, that is, there are a group of people there who embrace the chaos because they have one goal in mind, help Donald Trump get reelected,” she said.
“If there’s the economy that goes over a cliff if the worldwide economy blows up, there are Republicans, particularly in the House, who think it’s easier to get our guy back in the White House.”