ABC reporter engages in journalism, says White House threatening default on debt ceiling

Share on GAB

carney2ABC News’ Jonathan Karl actually engaged in a bit of real journalism when he called out White House press spokesman Jay Carney over Obama’s refusal to negotiate with Republicans on the debt ceiling, adding that it’s the White House that’s actually threatening default, not the GOP House.

Carney claimed Republicans are engaged in an “all out civil war” with conservatives pushing for a shutdown.  But as The Blaze points out, that’s not what Republicans want.

The Blaze reported:

House Republicans on Wednesday promised to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Obama swiftly condemned the effort as attempted political extortion, and the Republican-friendly Chamber of Commerce pointedly called on lawmakers to pass urgent spending and borrowing legislation – unencumbered by debate over “Obamacare.”

Back in the press conference, Karl asked if the White House was “giving up” in the negotiations and refusing to talk to Republicans.

“Are you actually talking to Republicans?” Karl asked.

Jason Howerton added:

“The president’s position is, he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling,” Karl pressed.

“Correct,” Carney replied.

“How is that tenable?” Karl shot back, adding that it’s practically “threatening default” by the White House.

Video of the exchange can be seen below:


Be sure to check out our Headlines page to see what else our contributors are covering and make sure to listen to “Grit and Grace” every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Pacific Time on Blog Talk Radio, where you can hear Joe discuss current events.

Trending: Fake News CNN’s Attempted Attack on President Trump Spectacularly Blows Up in Their Faces

You can also hear Joe every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. Pacific Time on Misguided Children radio.

Share on GAB


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.