Rep. Mike Pompeo

Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Treasury Secretary’s Assertion US Could Default If Debt Ceiling Not Raised ‘Simply False’

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo said Monday he would “absolutely not” vote to raise the debt ceiling without spending cuts, downplaying the possibility of a U.S. default that has already made global markets nervous.