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11 Republicans Snub Trump, Join Democrats To Break Filibuster On Debt Ceiling Vote

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On Thursday, 11 Republican senators sided with democrats, ignoring Donald Trump’s call to block a procedural motion for a short-term extension of the debt limit. The vote passed 61-38, with one vote in excess of the 60 votes required under US Senate rules to break the filibuster.

In the end, the final vote was 50-48, with the debt limit being extended entirely by Democrats.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on Thursday afternoon that there was a deal that would delay the prospective default until the first week in December.

Both Trump and his GOP allies slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for agreeing to the short-term extension.

Shortly before the vote, Trump put out a statement urging Republicans to block the deal.

“Republican Senators, do not vote for this terrible deal being pushed by folding Mitch McConnell. Stand strong for our Country. The American people are with you!” Trump said.