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Biden takes to the road and stays on offense after McCarthy debt limit meeting

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Washington Examiner, May 2023

President Joe Biden‘s first port of call after hosting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the White House for debt ceiling talks is not a return trip to Congress but a political speech in a New York battleground district.

But while Biden, his aides, and Democrats on Capitol Hill have been ramping up their criticism of Republicans for demanding spending cuts in exchange for extending the country’s borrowing cap, the power of the president’s bully pulpit is being questioned.

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