My colleague Pat Garofalo has the video of Rep Mike Pence (R-IN) speaking on the House floor in 2002 in favor of raising the debt ceiling. He was quite passionate about it at the time:
Hypocrisy and the debt ceiling are two great tastes that taste great together, so there’s no news here. But this just underscores how weird a hostage-taking operation over debt would be. After all, the basic reality is that if it were up to Representative Pence all on his lonesome, he’d be raising the debt ceiling. When one side favors raising the debt ceiling and the other side also favors raising the debt ceiling, the most reasonable compromise is to raise the debt ceiling.