A bunch of Democratic legislators got together today to publicly ask President Obama to temporarily abandon his normal policy of systematic acquiescing to all Republican demands in favor of a radical short term plan of actually getting something done…
Today, a group of House Democrats held a press conference where they advocated for a fail-safe measure to ensure that the debt ceiling is hiked. These Democrats said that if all other measures fail, President Obama should simply issue an executive order invoking the 14th amendment to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. John Larson (CT) and Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (SC) explained that their colleagues believe that if Republicans are intent on "destroying government," then there should be a "fail-safe mechanism" to ensure that the debt ceiling is hiked and that this mechanism is the 14th amendment.
Reps. Larson and Clyburn will almost certainly be harshly reprimanded by the President for having hurt Republican feelings at having made such a suggestion.
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