Republican Pols Fight Back on Shutdown
Posted at 1:37 p.m. on Sept. 24
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has championed the effort to defund President Obama’s health care reform law or else shut down the government, but there are signs of growing resistance among moderate Republican politicians.
The Hill reports that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “said he would oppose a filibuster of House legislation defunding ObamaCare… Cruz and some conservative groups have pressured Republican senators to filibuster the House bill to prevent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from setting up a vote to eliminate the ObamaCare language adopted by the House.”
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal editorial board slams Sens. Cruz and Mike Lee (R-UT).