Pelosi: Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Should not be Tied to Debt Ceiling


Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) appeared on “The Ed Show” this evening to discuss the fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress. Pelosi answered a variety of questions related to the negotiations including whether the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling should be addressed together:

SCHULTZ: Do you think any of these negotiations should be connected to the debt ceiling?


SCHULTZ: Is that a line in the sand?

PELOSI: It makes sense. We have what was called the “McConnell Rule,” I think it’s now known. The the president puts forth what he wants and unless of two-thirds of the Congress overturns it, then that’s how we’d go forward.

Full interview: