Manchin: Debt ceiling hike through budget reconciliation is Dems' 'responsibility'
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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., argued Tuesday that Democratic lawmakers will have a "responsibility" to raise the debt ceiling through the budget reconciliation process later this year if Republicans follow through on their threat not to support an extension.
When asked about the situation during an appearance at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Manchin said authority over the debt limit should ideally shift to the president to ensure political disputes don’t lead to a default.
"The debt limit should be 14th Amendment, that the President has the right to make that decision. We have the right to override if we think he went too far. That, to me, is the simplest."