Senator Ted Cruz on Defunding Obamacare
by Sonja Harris on September 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM
Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz
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Senator Ted Cruz has followed through with his promise to lead the charge in defunding ObamaCare. The House, with a 230 – 189 margin, voted to defund ObamaCare. One Republican voted nay, Representative Scott Rigell from Virginia. It seems his district voted heavily for Obama. The two Democrats who voted with the Republicans were Jim Matheson of Utah and Mike McIntyre from North Carolina.
Senator Ted Cruz made it clear that this is only the beginning fight in defunding ObamaCare. He spoke to Fox News Neil Cavuto saying that the American people had to unify, then the House had to unify and now the Senate has to unify to defund ObamaCare. The Senate must stand with the House Republicans and stand with the American people.
SENATOR TED CRUZ:
Today, the House of Representatives did what Washington pundits only a few weeks ago said was impossible: a strong bipartisan majority voted to defund Obamacare. This is a victory for House conservatives, and it is a victory for Speaker Boehner and Republican leadership.
The American people overwhelmingly oppose Obamacare — a program which is killing jobs, dragging down the economy, and harming the most vulnerable among us. They deserve a fight — and House Republicans are leading that charge.
But the House was just step one. Step two is the Senate, where all accounts suggest Harry Reid plans to use procedural gimmicks to try to add funding back in for Obamacare.
If Reid pursues this plan — if he insists on using a 50-vote threshold to fund Obamacare with a partisan vote of only Democrats — then I hope that every Senate Republican will stand together and oppose cloture on the bill in order to keep the House bill intact and not let Harry Reid add Obamacare funding back in.
Now is a time for party unity; Senate Republicans should stand side-by-side with courageous House Republicans.
The fight to save America from Obamacare is just beginning — it may well go back and forth from the House and Senate several times — and a united Republican front means that Harry Reid and the President cannot ignore the American people.
We cannot let this momentum stop. Senator Cruz said he will use whatever procedural method he can to try and stop ObamaCare. Stand with Senator Cruz and contact your senator and ask him/her to defund ObamaCare. Have you signed the petition?
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