The National Republican Congressional Committee is going after over 35 Democratic members of Congress over the national debt and federal spending in front of the much-discussed meeting between President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
The five-figure ad, which is running in Congressional district across the country, goes after a trio of North Carolina freshman Democrats: Don Davis (NC-01), Wiley Nickel (NC-13) and Jeff Jackson (NC-14) who all voted against the Limit, Save, Grow Act last month.
The bill, which raises the debt ceiling and implements spending caps, passed by a 217-215 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 25. Biden has said he would veto that bill and has continued to insist on a so-called “clean” debt ceiling increase.
The national debt stands currently at $31.7 billion. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned that the “X” day when the government runs out of money could come as soon as June 1.