Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ02) is one of 28 Republicans drawing heavy criticism for voting to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling without qualification, Save Jerseyans, but the veteran Congressman told conservative blogger Alyssa Krumm that avoiding another debt ceiling fight was in his party’s best interest:
“I know some people are not pleased with this vote but if we didn’t make a move here, this would have been an early Christmas present for the president and the Democrats. The Speaker solicited ideas from House members on what to attach to the bill. Anything substantive we would have proposed would be rejected by the president and rejected by Harry Reid in the Senate.”
Click here to read the rest of Alyssa’s article and Rep. Lobo’s comments.