This Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a speech where he said he would support a debt limit increase through December.
This Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer filed cloture to finish the debate, so the Senate voted on Thursday evening.
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The votes were 61-38 to end the debate and advance the debt limit increase bill. The US Senate voted on raising the debt limit after voting to end debate. Only a simple majority was asked. The Senate voted with 50-48 to raise the debt limit by $480 billion.
However, it wasn’t good for Chuck Schumer, so he shouted and criticized the Republicans. Senator Joe Manchin had his head in his hands while Schumer continued with his humiliating words.
Take a look:
— Alex Thomas (@AlexHouseThomas) October 8, 2021
Punch Bowl News reported that Manchin commented on Schumer’s shouting speech that it was ‘f*ucking stupid.’
Thune confronted Schumer and told him that his speech was out of line.
Some other nuggets from the floor:
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 8, 2021