Bill Clinton Would Just Ignore the Debt Ceiling

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While it appears that the Obama administration isn’t considering the possibility of using some mostly forgotten clauses in the Fourteenth Amendment to just ignore the existence of the debt ceiling, former president Bill Clinton says he would do it “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me” if a deal with Congress can’t be reached.


Sharply criticizing Congressional Republicans in an exclusive Monday evening interview with The National Memo, Clinton said, “I think the Constitution is clear and I think this idea that the Congress gets to vote twice on whether to pay for [expenditures] it has appropriated is crazy.”

Of course, Clinton never faced such a scenario while in office, because congressional Republicans were too intimidated by his vast persuasive abilities:

This was back when Republicans cared about looking bad.

Exclusive Bill Clinton Interview: I Would Use Constitutional Option To Raise Debt Ceiling And “Force The Courts To Stop Me” [National Memo]