McConnell rejects Cruz shutdown strategy
September 24th, 2013
01:49 PM ET
7 months ago

McConnell rejects Cruz shutdown strategy

Washington (CNN) - GOP infighting over how best to prevent a government shutdown while defunding Obamacare escalated further on Tuesday, as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly dismissed the more confrontational strategy adopted by freshman tea party darling Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

"I don't think that filibustering a bill that defunds Obamacare is the best route to defunding Obamacare," McConnell, R-Kentucky, said on the Senate floor. "All it does is shut down the government and keep Obamacare funded, and none of us want that."

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  1. tom l

    @Tampa Timmy
    "Cruz must be getting his marching orders from Havana if McConnell is not the one telling him what to do."

    Simply incredible how racist and bigoted the left truly is when someone doesn't agree with them. I know you would have a problem (and rightfully so) if I mentioned that Obama was getting his marching orders from Nairobi (that is if you even know where Nairobi is...thank goodness for the internets for an "informed person" such as yourself).

    September 24, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  2. Anthony in California

    "just saying

    I say adjourn the house until the democrats pass the bill that was sent to them. the house speaks for the people and the people do not want obamacare. i'd rather see a government that does not represent the will of the people shut down rather than allow it to continue to jam this bs down our throats."

    Sorry pal but the House DOES NOT Represent the people. You are not allowed to make up your own facts.
    It is 1 third of a system of checks and balances. 2 thirds of that system are majority of Democrats, voted by the American people. Just because a few gerrymandered districts voted a few nut jobs into the House to obstruct and sabotage, does not make them "representative" of the majority of people.
    Shutting down the government is neither a solution nor patriotic. Republicans offer no alternative solution to anything (outside of "shut 'er down"), and by your own word... 90 percent of Americans want tougher gun regulations and less guns, so maybe Americans should "shut down" the government as well.....

    You're comments are usually so far from the truth, they're hardly worth replying to.
    Cant wait to see TPers cause the Republicans to lose big time in 2014.

    September 24, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
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