Sean Hannity: “I don't think any Republicans should vote to increase the debt ceiling”

Fox’s Newt Gingrich: “That’s the Democrats’ problem. It is their disaster”

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Citation From the September 27, 2021, edition of Fox News' Hannity

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): I don't think any Republicans should vote to increase the debt ceiling. They have the House. They have the Senate. They want to spend all this money. Republicans don't. There's no opportunity to work with a Republican. I don't think one Republican should vote to increase it by a penny.

Now, Democrats are going to say, oh, you're going to shut down the government and the full faith and credit of the U.S. government is going to be at stake. That's not true. They have control of Congress. They have control of the purse strings. They get to decide. So it'll be up to them whether or not they raise the debt ceiling, correct?

NEWT GINGRICH (GUEST): Yeah, I mean, you know, if I were the Republican leadership, I would say, look, you can get our votes. Drop the $5 trillion spending bill. Drop the $3 trillion tax increase. Drop the idea of 85,000 new IRS agents. You know, you want to talk about us helping you? Well, this is what it's going to cost for us to decide to help you. And if you don't want us -- if you don't want to meet us and negotiate, why would we give you our votes? I mean, no Republican should vote for the debt ceiling increase. That's the Democrats' problem. It is their disaster. And frankly, if they keep putting poison pills into the continuing resolution, no Republican should vote for the continuing resolution.