U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is leading the charge to discourage Republicans’ from preventing a debt default and an ensuing economic crisis with “devastating consequences.”

Johnson has organized his colleagues against raising the debt ceiling, even though — among other things — “Failure to raise the debt ceiling in time could halt payments that millions of Americans rely on, including paychecks to federal workers, Medicare benefits, military salaries, tax refunds, Social Security checks and payments to federal contractors.”

Despite those risks, Johnson reiterated earlier today that “there’s no way” he’ll help to avoid a default.

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