McConnell Admits To Taking Debt Ceiling ‘Hostage’: It’s ‘Worth Ransoming’

In a stunning bit of candor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admitted in the Washington Post today that his party had taken the debt ceiling “hostage,” and that some of his colleagues were willing to “shoot[]” it:

I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting,” he said. “Most of us didn’t think that. What we did learn is this — it’s a hostage that’s worth ransoming. And it focuses the Congress on something that must be done.”


The Post added that McConnell “said he could imagine doing this again.” Indeed, he has promised he will do so. (HT: Taegan Goddard)