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  Matt Gaetz embraces role as hostage taker as House leaders brace for debt limit fallout
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Last EditedRP  May 24, 2023 08:32am
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AuthorJoseph Zeballos-Roig
News DateWednesday, May 24, 2023 12:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublicans have often bristled at accusations that they are resorting to hostage tactics by refusing to raise the federal debt ceiling without securing spending cuts.

But on Tuesday, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz leaned into the charge as he explained to reporters that he and his fellow hardline conservatives would likely reject any sort of compromise deal that watered down the party-line bill Republicans passed through the house.

“I think my conservative colleagues for the most part support Limit, Save, Grow, and they don’t feel like we should negotiate with our hostage,”
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