Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he is unsure if John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE's plan will be able to pass in the House. His biggest problem with the proposal is that it requires another debt-ceiling increase in just six months.

When asked why a compromise can't be reached, Van Hollen said he believed the debt-ceiling increase should be separate from discussions to reduce the deficit. He blamed his Republican colleagues for refusing to take a balanced approach.

"We have been met with this total brick wall when it comes trying to make sure that that kind of balance could be enforced," he said.


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