Some Dems Press Biden To Invoke 14th On Debt Ceiling

The Washington Post reports:

Even as Biden and McCarthy expressed some optimism about resolving the debt ceiling standoff before the deadline — which could be as soon as June 1 — efforts were underway on Capitol Hill to put together alternative plans.

Some Senate Democrats were circulating a letter urging Biden to prepare to invoke the 14th Amendment to resolve the debt ceiling standoff without involving Congress, according to a copy obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release.

The Senate letter, signed by five senators as of late Wednesday afternoon, reflects growing unease among White House allies over the direction of negotiations on an agreement expected to cut the deficit and raise the debt limit.

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