The White House said the “only option” in terms of a path forward on debt negotiations is for Congress to come to the table and find a compromise.
Reporters pressed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the issue, and she responded that the best way to progress is “for Congress to do their jobs without conditions.”
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Jean-Pierre said the way to ensure our economy “doesn’t get turned on its head” is for Congress to do its job.
“It’s been done 78 times since 1960,” Jean-Pierre said, adding that the debt limit talks are “continuing.”
“We want to make sure that gets done as soon as possible as well,” Jean-Pierre said.
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The 14th Amendment has recently been a hot topic in the debt negotiation sphere. Democratic lawmakers urged the president to invoke the 14th Amendment in a letter last week.
President Joe Biden has been reluctant to comment on the 14th Amendment, but the White House has assured the country that defaulting is not an option.