As a standoff over the debt ceiling continues, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Democrats may sidestep the Senate‘s filibuster rules to get quick approval in raising the debt limit.

The president has previously resisted rule changes over other issues but his comments come just days before the Treasury Department warned it will run out of funds to handle the nation’s debt.

“It’s a real possibility,” Biden told reporters outside the White House.

His comment comes one day after Sen. Joe Manchin said his party should raise the debt ceiling without help from Republicans through reconciliation rather than a filibuster.

“The filibuster has nothing to do with the debt ceiling. Basically, we have other tools that we can use and if we have to use them we should use them,” Manchin said.

“Forget the filibuster, OK? We can prevent default … there’s a way to do that. There’s a couple other tools that we have that we can use. Takes a little bit of time. It’s going to be a little bit of pain, long vote-a-ramas,” Manchin told reporters, referring to the marathon voting sessions that occur as part of the Senate considering a bill under the reconciliation rules, The Hill reported.

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