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Fourteen Republican Senators Who Voted With Democrats

Fourteen Republican senators were at odds with their party when they voted with Democrats to raise the debt limit.

The machination allowed the Democrats to assume responsibility for the debt limit without any GOP support.

The vote came after a deal was brokered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Ultimately, the deal will allow the U.S. to meet its debt obligation and avoid any default.

Former President Trump strongly opposed the deal and berated McConnell for being party to it.

“So, Mitch McConnell has the greatest hand, the greatest, the best, this is such an easy negotiation to kill the Build Back Worse plan of Biden, which is going to destroy our country permanently,” Trump reportedly said.

He argued that McConnell walked away from the deal empty-handed.

“He gave it up for practically nothing. He could have used the debt ceiling card,” Trump noted.

Here are the 14 Republican senators who ignored fellow party members and voted with all Democrats in favor of the measure:

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska

Joni Ernst of Iowa

Mitch McConnell of Kentucky

Susan Collins of Maine

Roger Wicker of Mississippi

Roy Blunt of Missouri

Thom Tillis of North Carolina

Richard Burr of North Carolina

Rob Portman of Ohio

John Thune of South Dakota

John Cornyn of Texas

Mitt Romney of Utah

Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia

John Barrasso of Wyoming

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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