Jackson Lee was apparently referring to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democratic field narrows with Inslee exit McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster MORE (R-Ky.), who said there is "little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable."

"Our hopes for a grand bargain eventually ran into the bitter reality that this administration is just not interested in a meaningful and lasting solution to our mounting debt," he said. 

McConnell followed these remarks with a proposal to give President Obama the authority to make his own requests to raise the debt limit. McConnell indicated that this plan is under consideration because Republicans want no part of the decision to increase the debt limit.