Angus King: GOP demands risk crashing global economy

Updated

Sen. Angus King, the Maine Independent, joined Up with Steve Kornacki to discuss the current state of budget negotiations, what Republican House members want in exchange for avoiding a government shutdown, and the coming fight over the debt ceiling.

“They haven’t asked for a statue of Ayn Rand on the [Washington] Mall, but that’s about it,” King said of the GOP’s demands.

King also expressed his frustration over the fight over the debt ceiling and the very real threat of a U.S. default, a possibility that could have dire consequences for the economy both domestically and globally. King compared the decision to crash the debt ceiling to refusing to pay a credit card bill after running up expenses, and with that, are “risking the economy on the altar of ideology.”

Watch the full conversation above.

Angus King: GOP demands risk crashing global economy

Updated