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Commentary: Will Diane Black Go Along With McConnell Again to Raise the Debt Ceiling?

In 2011, Rep. Diane Black voted for the “Budget Control Act of 2011” which automatically increased the debt ceiling by $400 billion to $14.694 trillion and subsequently increased it by another $1.2 trillion via the “McConnell Mechanism.” This provision introduced by Sen. Mitch McConnell allowed Obama to request debt increases…

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FLASHBACK: Media Praised Senate Leader Harry Reid’s ‘Nuclear Option’ in 2013

Tennessee Star

The mainstream media were all for the “nuclear option” when it was Democrats doing the nuking. The press showered praise upon the Senate for removing the filibuster for lower-court judicial nominees and executive appointments in 2013 in the effort spearheaded by then-Majority Leader Harry Reid. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow assured her…

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