By Josiah Ryan - 06/27/11 06:56 PM EDT
Hours before a meeting with President Obama at the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that any debt-ceiling deals that included tax hikes would be "politically impossible" in the current Congress because most Republicans and many Democrats oppose them.
McConnell said he plans to ask the president for ideas on how to solve the debt crisis that do not include tax increases. "I intend to ask the president what he’s prepared to do, outside of raising taxes, about the massive deficits and debt that have accumulated on his watch", said McConnell.
McConnell is slated to meet with Obama in the Oval Office at 5 p.m. on Monday.