Republicans Who Chose Not to Stand With Biden, McCarthy Debt Ceiling Agreement

Dozens of House Republicans have decided to not side with Kevin McCarthy and his debt ceiling bill.

  • A growing list of GOP lawmakers are taking a stand against Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and his debt ceiling agreement with President Joe Biden.
  • The Gateway Pundit compiled a list of the following Republicans who voted “no” to the deal.
  1. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
  2. Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC)
  3. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) 
  4. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
  5. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)
  6. Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO)
  7. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL)
  8. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) 
  9. Rep. Mike Collins (R-GA)
  10. Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ)
  11. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL)
  12. Rep. Russell Fry (R-SC) 
  13. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) 
  14. Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) 
  15. Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) 
  16. Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-TN)
  17. Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX)
  18. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL)
  19. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)
  20. Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL)
  21. Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL)
  22. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)
  23. Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT)
  24. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) 
  25. Rep. William Timmons (R-SC)
  26. Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL)
  27. Rep. Josh Brecheen (R-OK)
  28. Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX)
  29. Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)
  30. Rep. Keith Self (R-TX)
  31. Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)
  32. Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA)
  33. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)
  • Four more Republicans are a “potential no” for the vote.
  1. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN)
  2. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)
  3. Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN)
  4. Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN)
  • A simple majority, or at least 218 votes if all members are present, will be need to pass the bill. 

“This is just a bad deal. I won’t vote to add $4 trillion more to the deficit within the next 20 months. This is a plan for continuing the bipartisan bankruptcy in Washington D.C.,” Buck said.

  • McCarthy announced the “agreement in principle” with Joe Biden on a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling over the weekend.
  • “I just got off the phone with the president a bit ago. After he wasted time and refused to negotiate for months, we’ve come to an agreement in principle that is worthy of the American people,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter.
  • Many conservatives criticized the agreement, with some calling it “insanity.”
  • “This ‘deal’ is insanity. A $4T debt ceiling increase with virtually no cuts is not what we agreed to. Not gonna vote to bankrupt our country. The American people deserve better,” Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) said.
  • GOP Rep. Chip Roy of Texas warned that the U.S. was “barreling” toward unlimited debt and urged members of the Republican Party to stay with the plan introduced by the House of Representatives at the beginning of the year.
  • “We could pass right now, sweep the COVID money, sweep the IRS money that was to expand the IRS to go after the American people — three to five times more going after minorities and hardworking Americans who are poorer than the wealthy and non-minorities,” Roy said.
  • “Why don’t we take that money, give Janet Yellen what she needs for some breathing room in June and July, and then let’s actually pass a responsible debt ceiling increase,” the congressman continued.