House Freedom Caucus opposes debt ceiling deal, saying it ‘fails completely’

At a press conference on Tuesday, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., said the group is against the budget deal reached by President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which would raise the debt ceiling, saying that "this deal fails, fails completely.”

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SCOTT PERRY: We're here to let you and the American people know that Speaker McCarthy had a mandate from the American people, negotiated with the powerful negotiation position of a unified Republican Party-- not only just in the House, but in the House and the Senate-- to hold the line for the bill that we passed. This deal that we've heard about totally fails to deliver on all of it.

The Speaker himself-- the Speaker himself has said on numerous occasions the greatest threat to America is our debt, and now is the time to act. We had the time to act. And this deal-- this deal fails-- fails completely. And that's why these members and others will be absolutely opposed to the deal, and we will do everything in our power to stop it and end it now.