Tea party leader: GOP passed ‘clean defund Obamacare’ and ‘clean delay Obamacare’ bills

By David Edwards
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 13:34 EDT
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Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer speaks to MSNBC
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Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer said on Tuesday that Republicans in the House of Representatives had passed “clean” government funding bills to “delay Obamacare” and “defund Obamacare.”

As the government was entering the second week of a shutdown on Monday, President Barack Obama called on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to allow members to vote on what’s called a “clean” continuing resolution (CR), which would reopen the government without stopping the health care reform law.

“The House should hold that vote today,” the president said. “If Republicans and Speaker Boehner are saying there are not enough votes, they should prove it.”

While speaking with MSNBC’s Chris Jansing on Tuesday, Kremer made it clear that Republicans had a different definition of “clean.”

“President Obama keeps saying bring a CR — bring a clean CR to the floor let them vote on it,” Kremer said. “Well, my question is, why doesn’t [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid bring the clean defund Obamacare [bill] to the floor and let the Senate vote on it? Why doesn’t he bring the clean delay Obamacare bill to the floor and let them vote on that?”

“I mean, it goes both ways,” she added. “They’re both responsible.”

Watch this video from MSNBC, broadcast Oct. 8, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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