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46 Senate Republicans sign pledge circulated by Ron Johnson to not aid Democrats on debt ceiling, raising prospects of default showdown

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Nearly all Republican Senators have agreed Democrats will have to find a way to raise the debt ceiling without any GOP help, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Forty-six of the fifty Republican Senators have reportedly signed on to a pledge agreeing that they will not help their political counterparts raise the debt limit — a move that could complicate Democrats’ hopes of passing a $3.5 trillion budget.

“They shouldn’t be expecting Republicans to raise the debt ceiling to accommodate their deficit spending,” Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told The Journal in an interview.

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