The White House and Republican congressional leaders reached a provisional agreement on Saturday to raise the country’s debt ceiling.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticized the bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling on Monday, saying the United States “is still headed toward bankruptcy.”
“Before this deal, our country was heading toward bankruptcy, and after this deal, our country will still be heading toward bankruptcy,” DeSantis said on Fox & Friends news.
The comments from DeSantis, who recently announced his 2024 presidential run, come as the White House and Republican congressional leaders reached a tentative agreement Saturday to raise the country’s debt ceiling, avoiding a default just days before the scheduled deadline of June 5.
Ultimately, the deal would add another $4 trillion to the national debt, already drawing criticism from some Republican lawmakers who have vowed to reject it.
“I think here we’ve really gotten into a trajectory since March 2020 with some of the covid spending, and totally rebalancing the budget, and they’re sticking with that, and I think that’s just going to be totally inadequate to put us in a better place. DeSantis added.