Merkley: Biden Needs 14th Amendment Option to Block McCarthy's 'Unreasonable' Demand 'to Unleash More Fossil Fuels'

On Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) argued that House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is making the "unreasonable" demand in debt ceiling negotiations "to unleash more fossil fuels on America while states like mine in Oregon are burning up from climate change." And so, President Joe Biden should have the option to say, "I'm not going to harm our transition to renewable energy, and therefore, I'm going to use the 14th Amendment."