Rep. Good to Newsmax: Speaker, House GOP Must ‘Hold the Line’ on Debt

Rep. Bod Good, R-Va., told Newsmax Friday that Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Republicans need to “hold the line” on the debt ceiling and get the deal across the finish line.

“I hope that things stand with the House staying united on the Limit, Save, Grow bill,” Good said during an appearance on Newsmax’s “American Agenda.” “That is a bill that we took 90 days to negotiate. Most of us Republicans didn’t want to raise the debt ceiling at all, had never voted to raise the debt ceiling. But we came together with responsible, significant reforms and cuts to put us on a path of fiscal responsibility, while the Senate and the White House were on the sidelines.

“We meant it when we said this is the deal the Senate needs to pass, this is the deal the president needs to sign,” he continued. “We meant holding the line. And that doesn’t mean until the 11th hour — that means to see it all the way through. I think every 30 years or so we ought to actually do what Republicans want to do, for a change. We haven’t done that since the early ’90s, when you had Newt Gingrich come together and drive [President] Bill Clinton to balance the budget for the first time in many years.

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