In his first interview since announcing his reelection bid, President Brain-Dead Biden offered a change of tune over his relationship with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). The president declined to criticize McCarthy’s leadership ahead of a high-stakes meeting over the debt ceiling next week, instead calling McCarthy “an honest man.” Biden attempted to relieve McCarthy of blame by suggesting the Republican leader is being forced into tough positions by other members of his party.
Yet as the two have sparred over the debt ceiling, Biden has repeatedly accused McCarthy of holding the economy “hostage” by tying the debt ceiling to his fiscal budget proposal, seeking to place the responsibility squarely on the speaker’s shoulders.
Now, Biden changed his tune slightly ahead of a planned meeting with the main congressional leaders on Tuesday to continue negotiations over the debt ceiling.
“I think he’s in the position, well, he had to make a deal,” Biden said. “There’s the Republican Party and there’s the MAGA Republicans, and the MAGA Republicans really have put him in a position where in order to stay speaker he has to agree — he’s agreed to things that, maybe he believes, but are just extreme.”
The statement marks a change in attitude for Biden, who has criticized McCarthy’s leadership in the past using the debt ceiling as an example.
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