Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden

“Whoever is in the White House I hope they realize how serious the debt crisis is and how important it is that we put measures in place to address it,” said Thune. “And hopefully when that vote comes around, we’ll have some of those reforms.”

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said he wants to see offsets like required spending cuts as part of a deal to increase the debt ceiling next year.

“I think you can expect there to be conditions, at least some members will try to get them,” Cramer said. “I don’t think there’s any question that a lot of conservative Republican members are going to require some sort of conditions.”…

“They are always concerned about the debt when we’re spending money to help people, they never care when we’re cutting billionaires and corporations. I’ve been around Washington long enough to know that Republicans’ interest in the debt is intermittent,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).