Perry began, “Let me start with this. Frederick Douglas, who knew something about power, said power concedes nothing without a demand. Never has and never will. This was never about Kevin McCarthy. This is about power for the American people. And with all due respect, Nancy Pelosi ran Congress like a prison camp with no accountability.
“You know, the American people are very, very tired of this gang of seven, gang of eight, literally seven or eight people, or just a few people in Washington, D.C., running all of the policy for the American people,” Perry continued. “So, when we had a framework of an agreement where the American people can be in charge, when their representatives can actually bring amendments to the floor in good faith, said, sure, if we can do that, then I’m all in.”
Asked if he is prepared to have the United States default if Biden does not agree to spending cuts, Perry responded, “I think everybody should negotiate. I don’t know why President Biden says he’s not going to negotiate. I mean that’s what this is all about, so that all the voices of the American citizens are being heard, not just the voices that voted for President Biden or, quite honestly, not just the voices that voted for Kevin McCarthy or Scott Perry, but every single voice.”