Biden says he’s ‘not responsible’ if U.S. defaults


May 21, 2023 | 12:14 PM

President Biden has declared that he bears no responsibility if a crime is committed. country defaultblames the “MAGA Republicans” and claims they derailed the negotiations.

Speaking at a news conference in Hiroshima about the debt ceiling conflict, Biden said far-right Republicans were trying to undermine the U.S. economy by triggering defaults in the run-up to a 2024 re-election.

“I did my part,” Mr. Biden said of negotiations with Republicans after months of insisting there was no discussion of the debt ceiling. “It’s time for the other side to change the team’s position because a lot of what they’re proposing is frankly unacceptable.”

Asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy whether the president would be “not guilty” if the U.S. defaulted, Biden agreed.

“Of course no one will blame me. I know you won’t,” he joked. “They’ll say, ‘Biden did a great job.

“Based on what I’ve provided, I would be innocent on merit,” Biden added.

But the president said politics: behind the scenes negotiations I mean, no one would really be “not guilty” of claiming that a MAGA Republican would use it to tarnish his image.

President Joe Biden said he did his part in negotiating the debt ceiling and said that if the US defaulted, it would be the MAGA Republicans’ responsibility.
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“I think some of the MAGA Republicans in the House know the damage it does to the economy,” he said. ‘I think it’s going to take a lot of money’ “‘And that’s the only way to keep Biden from getting re-elected.'”

A potential plunge in the US economy plagued much of Mr. Biden’s visit to Japan during the G7 economic summit. He told reporters on Saturday to shut up when pressed about the issue.

Despite the president’s claim to broker a deal between Republicans and Democrats on the debt ceiling, negotiations have stalled.

Congress remains in a deadlock over the debt ceiling.
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The Dow Jones and other major stock indices fell on Sunday as the debt ceiling loomed.
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With negotiations stalled, Republicans are demanding further cuts to the US budget, which Democrats fear will be harmful to the American people.

Democrats, on the other hand, want higher taxes on the wealthy, while Republicans oppose it.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy condemns “Bernie Sanders and the Socialist Forces“This will continue until Biden returns from Japan,” he said, breaking the deadlock for the Democratic Party.

Biden and McCarthy are just days away from agreeing to raise the debt ceiling, the government’s borrowing limit. The Ministry of Finance warned that funds would run out It will pay off its current $31 trillion debt on June 1.

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