Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) requested House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to keep the American people in mind when he meets with President Joe Biden about the debt ceiling next week.
Scott shared the comments with Fox News Digital in an interview shared Thursday.
Rick Scott’s advice to McCarthy on the debt ceiling talks: Remember the American public https://t.co/U1i2ro9OfS
— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) May 4, 2023
"He's got to talk about what he's trying to do for the American public," Scott told the outlet.
"This is not for you or me — I mean, except as citizens — it's for every American. We've got to balance the budget, live within our means, get this inflation under control," he added.
The United States is MORE THAN $31 TRILLION in debt. That means EVERY citizen owes $90,000+.
We can't keep up this reckless spending and ignore the consequences. Responsibly lowering our debt ceiling is the only way to save the American Dream. pic.twitter.com/KNyGgqpcl2
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) May 5, 2023
The senator also took to social media to address the nation's debt which currently stands at over $31 trillion.
"The United States is MORE THAN $31 TRILLION in debt. That means EVERY citizen owes $90,000+," tweeted Thursday.
"We can't keep up this reckless spending and ignore the consequences. Responsibly lowering our debt ceiling is the only way to save the American Dream," he added.
The government is estimated to run out of funding by June 1 if lawmakers do not come up with a solution.
Any government shutdown could have a major impact on federal agencies, including the Post Office, DMV, military, Congress and other key aspects of American life.
Lawmakers know the solution is needed but so far the two parties are far apart in how they will address the concern with less than a month remaining before the deadline.