Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he is unsure if BoehnerJohn BoehnerNew Trump campaign boss took shots at Ryan on radio show Election reveals Paul Ryan to be worst speaker in U.S. history Getting rid of ObamaCare means getting rid of Hillary 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.