I. . . I. . . I’m speechless.
(The Hill) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) on Monday said that he would be voting against the debt-ceiling increase deal saying it was “gained by extortion and a weak defense.”
“While I will not support the proposed ‘compromise’ gained by extortion and a weak defense, my constituents will have to live with the consequences of a bad deal should it pass the House and the Senate today as expected,” Jackson said in a statement.
Jackson said that minorities and women would suffer most from the deal.
“With regard to raising the debt ceiling, Democrats were left with two raw choices: (1) a job killing default according to Boehner; or (2) a job killing austerity from my perspective. And who will suffer the most under the apparent winner of the job killing austerity plan? Those who are already suffering the most under present conditions — African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and women,” Jackson continued.