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Biden, McConnell Remain at Odds Over Extending Debt Ceiling as Possible Default Looms

President Joe Biden scolded Republican senators on Monday, attempting to clear the way for Democrats to suspend the nation’s debt limit on their own if needed, the Associated Press reported.

“They need to stop playing Russian roulette with the U.S. economy,” Biden said at the White House. “Republicans just have to let us do our job. Just get out of the way. If you don’t want to help save the country, get out of the way so you don’t destroy it.”

Tensions between the parties continue to rise as the October 18 deadline to allow more borrowing approaches so that the government can continue operation, even with a total public debt of $28.4 trillion.

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