What I think I would have done…

Voting to not raise the debt ceiling to authorize the deficit spending to pay for bills already authorized by Congress, to the best of my knowledge, falls under the definition of subversive.

Representatives are well aware of the non subversive channels to work through to alter prior spending decisions.

Therefore, I would have had the Dems in the Senate put a clean debt limit extension up for a vote,
with the understanding that anyone who voted against this measure to allow the US Govt. to pay
for the expenses that it had already authorized would be considered subversive and treated accordingly.

That would mean risking being removed from the Senate as per the Constitution.

After it passed the Senate it would have gone to the House for a vote with the same understanding.

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