McCarthy says Biden beholden to ‘radical socialists,’ POTUS calls GOP debt ceiling position ‘extreme’


President Joe Biden said he would discuss the debt limit with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) via telephone from Air Force One as he returns home from Japan after the top Republican accused him of being beholden to “radical socialists” as a potential default looms.

Biden spoke to the media on Sunday from Japan as he prepared to return to the U.S. from the G7 summit. He told reporters he’s “hoping Speaker McCarthy is just waiting to negotiate with me” and suggested invoking the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling. The Biden administration has warned that the U.S. could run out of money as soon as June 1.

“I’ve done my part,” Biden insisted. “Now it’s time for the other side to move from its extreme positions because much of what they’ve proposed is simply, quite frankly, unacceptable.”

“It’s time for Republicans to accept that there’s no bipartisan deal to be made solely, solely on their partisan terms,” he added.

Biden said he told world leaders…


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