US Senator Lindsey Graham has urged Republican colleagues not to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling, and let the United States default on trillions of dollars of debt.
According to Press TV, in blunt remarks to the Senate Republican Conference on Wednesday, Graham warned Republicans of voting for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) deal with Democrats to set up a special pathway to raise the debt limit.
Graham said former Republican President Donald Trump will come down hard on any GOP senators who vote for McConnell’s deal and blasted McConnell for putting Senate Republicans in a position to get “shot in the back” over the deal.
Graham reportedly specifically warned Republican colleagues “the president is going to be engaged on this issue.”
He told colleagues that McConnell had “led them on a charge up a hill and they were getting shot in the back,” according to a GOP senator.