President Biden would be blameless in the event that the U.S. defaults on its debt in the coming days, the president declared Sunday.
Biden made the claim during a news conference in Hiroshima, Japan, where he had traveled for meetings with G-7 nations. Republicans in Congress forced Biden to the negotiating table after months of the White House insisting there would be no debate over the issue. Biden now argues that certain “MAGA Republicans” are seeking to cause a default in an effort to crash the economy ahead of Biden’s re-election effort.
“I’ve done my part,” Biden said regarding negotiations, adding that “it’s time for the other side to move their team positions because much of what they were proposed is simply quite frankly, unacceptable.” This prompted a follow-up at the end of the news conference from Fox News’ Peter Doocy.
“Mr. President, on the debt limit, you said already, ‘I’ve done my part.’ Do you think if there’s a breach, nobody can blame you?” Doocy asked.
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“Of course no one will blame me, I know you won’t, you’ll be saying Biden did a wonderful job,” Biden joked.
“Would you be blameless in a default situation?” Doocy pressed.