Update: As expected, debt ceiling does not pass. Final roll call:
- Nay (Republicans 236, Democrats 82), total: 318
- Yea (Republicans 0, Democrats 97), total: 97
- Not Voting (Republicans 3; Democrats 6); 9
As we reported first today, any minute now the Congress will pretend to vote on HR1954, a clean debt ceiling increase of $2.4 trillion to $16.7 trillion. This will not pass. Why Congress is doing this bullshit, and why the US debt ceiling is now nothing but a farce, is a question voters should ask themselves next time they vote for their representatives. Watch the tragicomedy live at C-Span below.