Senate Republicans such as Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas have gotten their shorts all knotted up over the debt ceiling increase pitched by their Democratic colleagues.
And yet they had no trouble voting to increase the debt ceiling during the four years that Donald J. Trump was seeking it from the White House.
What gives? Why the change in heart? Oh, yeah. President Biden is a Democrat; Trump is a Republican. Politics has nothing to do with it, right? OK, let’s just say the answer is obvious: politics has everything to do with it.
Some Republicans kinda caved this week when they voted to allow a vote on whether to increase the ceiling. Cornyn was one of the GOP senators who went along with it. Cruz didn’t. He bitched about his colleagues surrendering to Democrats in a Senate floor speech.
Back to my question. Why was it OK to do it during the previous administration, but it isn’t OK now?
The GOP’s blatant partisanship and obstruction is so obvious.