The debt ceiling will be raised and the country will not default on its debt, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn said “unequivocally” on Thursday.
“We will raise the debt ceiling. We’re not going to default on our debt,” Cornyn (R-Texas) said to the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board.
“I will tell you unequivocally, we’re not going to default,” he added.
Cornyn’s comments come as some House Republicans have signaled an interest in a short-term debt ceiling raise ahead of a looming fiscal fight.
“We’re discussing the possible virtue of a short-term debt limit discussion so we have a better chance of getting the Senate and the White House involved in discussions in March,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, said according to news reports on Thursday.