‘President Has No Power At All’ To Raise Debt Limit Under 14th Amendment: Constitutional Scholar Rob Natelson

Speculation has surfaced that President Biden can “use” the 14th Amendment to raise the borrowing limit of the U.S. government. Some are interpreting a Civil War-era amendment designed to make sure the Union could pay off its debts for stopping the Confederate secession to mean the president can unilaterally raise the nation’s borrowing limit.

For analysis on this, NTD spoke to constitutional scholar Rob Natelson, who said the president has no power at all under the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling. Natelson said the agency for incurring public debt is Congress, and it is the president’s job to enforce the laws, one of them being the debt ceiling.

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