The couple also spoke on Friday, according to a source close to the conversation, and another source close to the conversation said McConnell gave the president the same message that was in the letter.
The House is expected to meet on Tuesday to vote on the bill and will need to approve the measure before it can be sent to Biden for signature.
While extending the debt limit may avert immediate economic catastrophe, it does not resolve the underlying partisan deadlock on the issue, but only delays the fight until another day.
In his Friday letter, McConnell touted the deal as due to his leadership and blamed Democrats, namely Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, for the crisis.
“Senator Schumer has brought the nation to the brink of disaster,” he said. “Embarrassingly, it has come to the point where senators on both sides have pleaded for leadership to fill the void and protect our citizens. I stepped up.
McConnell’s reaction comes after Schumer delivered what Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and several Republican senators sharply criticized as too partisan speech on Thursday night.
The New York Democrat criticized Republicans in his speech for almost pushing the nation into bankruptcy and chided their handling of the issue: “Republicans have played a dangerous and risky partisan game, and I am glad their trick did not work. families, for the sake of our economy, Republicans must recognize in the future that they should approach debt ceiling setting in a bipartisan fashion. “
In his Friday letter, McConnell called Schumer’s speech a “bizarre spectacle.”
“Senator Schumer exploded into such a partisan, angry and corrosive rant that even Democratic senators were visibly embarrassed by him and for him,” McConnell said.
CNN reported Thursday that senators on both sides of the aisle reacted negatively to Schumer’s speech.
“I thought it was totally out of place. I thought it was an incredibly partisan speech after we just helped them solve a problem,” said Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the GOP whip, who had helped find the Republican votes Democrats needed. to overcome the filibuster and had voted for himself despite his opposition. “I let him have it.
Manchin, a bipartisan preacher who tries to bring parties together on a number of issues, was also unhappy with the tone of Schumer’s speech, which took place on the crowded Senate floor as senators waited to vote final on the extension of the debt ceiling. .
“I don’t think that’s appropriate at this time,” the West Virginia Democrat said. “I know Chuck’s frustration built up, but that wasn’t the way to get rid of it. We just don’t agree. I would have done it differently.”
McConnell said his Friday post came “in light of Senator Schumer’s hysteria,” as well as concerns about the “partisan spending bill.”
McConnell said on Friday that by giving Democrats more time, it will be up to them to resolve the crisis without his cooperation if the United States is on the brink again.
“I will not participate in any future effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement. Your lieutenants on Capitol Hill now have the time they claimed lacked to settle the debt ceiling through a stand-alone reconciliation, and all the tools to do it. They can’t invent another crisis and ask for my help, “he wrote.
This story and the title have been updated with additional developments.
CNN’s Manu Raju and Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.