In an afternoon press conference on Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) responded to President Barack Obama who had just concluded a press conference earlier that afternoon. Obama said that there would be a negotiation over how to raise the debt ceiling, even if the president is insisting that he will not concede to any of the House Republicans demands.
Boehner began by noting that the last time the Congress negotiated with Obama to raise the debt ceiling in 2011, they negotiated “the largest deficit reduction bill we have seen in the last 30 years.”
He added that before the Republican takeover in 2011, Democrats negotiated amongst themselves to raise the debt ceiling.
“The long and short of it is, there’s going be a negotiation here,” Boehner said. “We can’t raise the debt ceiling without doing something about what is driving us to borrow more money and to live beyond our means.”
Watch the clip below via Fox News Channel:
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