Jim Bridenstine: Defund Obamacare To Avoid Government Shutdown
Some congressional Republicans just won’t let go of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
“If they want to fund the government, they’ve got to defund Obamacare,” Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) told conservative pundit Mike Huckabee, the former Republican Arkansas governor, on Huckabee’s radio show Tuesday.
Bridenstine, a tea party-backed freshman, characterized Obamacare as “the biggest affront to liberty in my lifetime,” and said he was “hoping” and “praying” that the GOP would tie defunding of President Barack Obama’s signature law to a continuing budget resolution — a legislative maneuver to avert a government shutdown.
Congressional Republicans are “afraid of a government shutdown and what that might mean for their reelections in 2014,” Bridenstine said.