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Sen. Sasse: ‘The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump deal is bad’

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) had a simple statement on President Trump agreeing to support a Democratic goal of raising the debt ceiling Wednesday: The deal is “bad.”

“The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump deal is bad,” according to the account run by the senator’s office.

Sasse’s tweet seems to side with a number of Republicans who were miffed when Trump reached a funding deal with Democratic leaders to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government through Dec. 15.

The House passed a $7.85 billion bill for Harvey relief Wednesday after Democrats vowed to attach language to the relief bill that will increase the debt limit and fund the government. The move set up an upcoming showdown over whether the Senate would pass a bill to increase the debt limit as part of the Harvey legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would support the agreement.

{mosads}Many conservatives immediately opposed the combined bill, vowing to fight back on the legislation. After Democrats announced the plan, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called the bill “disgraceful” and “ridiculous.”

“We’ve got all this devastation in Texas; we’ve got another unprecedented hurricane about to hit Florida. And they want to play politics with the debt ceiling?” Ryan said during a news conference Wednesday.

“I think that’s ridiculous and disgraceful that they want to play politics with the debt ceiling at this moment when we have fellow citizens in need, [so we can] respond to these hurricanes so that we don’t strand them.” 

Sasse also has a personal account, which he says in his bio that he tries to make “less political/hopefully more interesting.”

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