Skip to comments.Now 18 House Republicans Are Ready to Throw in the Towel in Obamacare Fight [Title Shortened]
Posted on 10/02/2013 3:37:24 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
There are now reportedly a total of 18 House Republicans ready to throw in the towel in the current battle over Obamacare in order to end the first government shutdown in 17 years. As TheBlaze reported on Tuesday, Democrats needs just 17 GOP lawmakers to defect from the majority of Republicans in the House to pass a clean continuing resolution that fully funds both Obamacare and the federal government.
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Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.): At this point, I believe its time for the House to vote for a clean, short-term funding bill to bring the Senate to the table and negotiate a responsible compromise. [Press Release, 10/1/13]
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.): Time for a clean [continuing resolution]. [Official Twitter, 10/1/13]
Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.): Enough is enough. Put a clean [continuing resolution] on the floor and lets get on with the business we were sent to do. [Burlington County Times, 10/1/13]
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.): A Fitzpatrick aide tells the Philadelphia Inquirer the congressman would support a clean funding bill if it came up for a vote. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/1/13]
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.): Barletta said he would absolutely vote for a clean bill in order to avert a shut down of the government. [Bethlehem Morning Call, 10/1/13]
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.): King thinks House Republicans would prefer to avoid a shutdown and said he will only vote for a clean continuing resolution to fund the government, according to the National Review Online. [NRO, 9/30/13]
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.): The California Republican told The Huffington Post he would ultimately support a clean continuing resolution. [Tweet by The Huffington Post's Sabrina Siddiqui, 9/30/13]
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.): Im prepared to vote for a clean [continuing resolution]. [The Huffington Post, 9/29/13]
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.): A Wolf aide told The Hill that he agrees with fellow Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell (R) that its time for a clean continuing resolution. [The Hill, 10/1/13]
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.): A Grimm aide told The Huffington Post that the congressman supports a clean continuing resolution. [10/1/13].
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.): A local news anchor in Minnesota tweeted that Paulsen told him he would vote for a clean resolution if given the chance. [Blake McCoy Tweet, 10/1/13]
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.): A constituent of Wittmans sent The Huffington Post an email she got from the congressman indicating he would vote for a clean funding bill but hasnt had an opportunity to do so at this point. [10/1/13]
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.): LoBiondo told The Press of Atlantic City hell support whatever gets a successful conclusion to the shutdown and a clean funding bill is one of those options. [The Press of Atlantic City, 10/1/13]
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.): Forbes told The Virginian-Pilot that he supports the six-week clean funding bill that passed in the Senate. [The Virginian-Pilot, 10/2/13]
Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.): The congressman issued a statement saying he would vote in favor of a so-called clean budget bill. [Office of Rep. Jim Gerlach, 10/2/13].
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.): Lances chief of staff confirmed to The Huffington Post that he told a constituent on Wednesday that Lance has voted for clean government funding bills in the past and would not oppose doing so again should one be brought to the floor. [10/2/13]
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho): Simpson told a Roll Call reporter Tuesday night, Id vote for a clean CR because I dont think this is a strategy that works. [Daniel Newhauser Tweet, 10/1/13]
Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.): Young told Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary that hes ready to vote for a clean funding bill. The politics should be over, he said. Its time to legislate. [Alex Leary Tweet, 10/2/13]
Time to sift the tares from the wheat!
You can add Reid Ribble to the list.
As another Freeper pointed out earlier; note how the word ‘clean’ is being used by all of these corrupt Congressmen...where did these talking points come from?
Bill Young, when did “bend over” come to mean the same thing as “legislate”?
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) = related to Alan, by chance?
Obama and Pelosi and the PKing Duck are trying to buy them off one at a time.
No, he’s related to Iva.
Iva Primary Challenger
Alan Simpson was Wyoming (neighboring state)....
Who needs Dimocraps when you have Marxist Republicans?
Not that it matters for the most part as Boehner has to let such a clean CR come up for a vote in the first place. Let's see how long it takes him to cave.
If Boehner let’s this get away from him, can he be ousted as Speaker in the middle of the session?
- Primary the IRA fundraiser
Actually, I don’t think there is a path to a so-called “clean CR” unless Boehner caves.
IF Boehner stands firm [the way Reid has been], he simply doesn’t have to bring up a omni-CR. Just don’t bring it up.
Bring up one littler one after another. Just the way it used to be done before 0bama.
18 seats that will be turned in 2014. Politely write/call to let them know.
This is not true...jeesh... Boehner is not supposed to bring anything to vote w/o a majority of republicans voting for it.
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