Democrats delay debt ceiling vote to huddle on McConnell offer

Senate Democrats are delaying a vote on a bill to suspend the debt ceiling through 2022 after GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered a potential off-ramp from the weeks-long fight.

“They’re having a recess to discuss McConnell’s press release,” said Sen Mike Braun (R-Ind.) referring to Democrats.

A member of GOP leadership confirmed that senators had been told they could leave the floor, where they had been voting on an unrelated nomination, for now.