Sen. Mike Lee: Likely to Get Debt Limit Raised
Utah Republican optimistic
- Duration 2:18
- Date Jul 30, 2011
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We get the Republican from my state of Utah joining us on how likely -- senator we're gonna make that -- deadline in the second.
You know based on what I'm hearing and I didn't keep in mind that rumor mill recycles about every sixty to ninety minutes these days actually since nine seconds evidence -- that that I do.
I'm I'm sensing that we're likely to get the debt limit raised by Tuesday.
What -- it still is too early to tell we're gonna have some votes today the house be voting in just the next couple of hours you're wasting your.
Time and that of the credit -- -- what a variation of the reed measure which I guess they're gonna contemplated after midnight tonight.
To shoot it down just says He and the senate shot down.
The house managers -- like a little tips for -- him perhaps I don't know what else they might do over -- the house you'll have to ask somebody in the house at that piece of information are -- Mitch McConnell name keeps coming up Saturday that he's got a backup plan maybe revisit the one that calls for giving the president how to raise the debt ceiling.
The house that it can override that.
But the odds of doing -- -- users in both houses are such that it would be next -- possible.
So everyone sort of gets -- -- the only fingerprints on that would be the president's.
Well look any time we've passed into law it has.
The fingerprints of everyone who voted for the law it's not just the president's so that.
That idea has its supporters I had -- appearance -- I happen not to be 01 of them so that came up to McConnell plan came up as the only workable plan let's say.
Two minutes before midnight.
No I'd have to vote against that one look at I've I've said I promised my constituents since before I even got here since before I was even sworn in that.
I -- will oppose any effort to raise the debt limit that doesn't have attached to it a balanced budget amendment passing out of congress.
And being submitted to states for ratification -- explain in my book the freedom agenda.
The only way we saw -- aren't always get your book and that it's a good book you shouldn't get -- ready.
Just wanted to but I think so literally the publisher happy -- -- -- put Bill -- to change.
Exactly so content.
The only way we solve this problem which is a permanent problem is with the permanent solution.
The only way that we can find not only this congress but future congresses in their spending ability is through a constitutional amendment.