Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) has now reportedly declared that if Congress does not establish a debt commission before the end of the year, she will think about leaving her post.
“I’ve done many very difficult things being one woman standing many times with many very long hours and personal sacrifices, but there is a limitation to human capacity,” Spartz announced in a statement.
“If Congress does not pass a debt commission this year to move the needle on the crushing national debt and inflation, at least at the next debt ceiling increase at the end of 2024, I will not continue sacrificing my children for this circus with a complete absence of leadership, vision, and spine. I cannot save this Republic alone.” she continued.
Spartz is one of the backers of the debt commission legislation that Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) and Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.), who serve as co-chairs of the Bipartisan Fiscal Forum (BFF), filed last week.
The White House requested $16 million for disaster relief funds in its supplementary request, but neither Ukraine aid nor changes to border policy are included in the continuing resolution.
Spartz, an Indiana politician of Ukrainian descent, declared earlier this year that she will not seek reelection to the 5th Congressional District of Indiana.