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Obamacare protest: Ted Cruz to speak until ‘no longer able to stand’

Posted By admin On September 24, 2013 @ 6:15 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Michael A. Memoli
LA Times [1]
September 24, 2013

Live streaming video by Ustream [2]

RELATED: House GOP may attach Obamacare delay to CR [3]

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that he will speak on the Senate floor “until I am no longer able to stand” in opposition to the president’s healthcare law, making a symbolic stand to support a legislative strategy that is increasingly opposed by his fellow Republican senators.

Cruz is urging senators to vote against a procedural step on the House-passed spending bill that would keep the government running when the fiscal year ends Monday, but also cut funding to implement the Affordable Care Act.

Most of Cruz’s Republican colleagues have said they intend to vote for the motion to cut off debate, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “We’d all be hard-pressed to explain why we were opposed to a bill we were in favor of,” McConnell told reporters. “It strikes me as a no-brainer.”

But Cruz said that an affirmative vote is a vote to allow Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to strip the House bill of the “Obamacare” language, something he said would be a “profound mistake.” That position is supported by outside conservative groups, including the Club For Growth.

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[1] LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-ted-cruz-speak-obamacare-protest-20130924,0,659495.story

[2] Live streaming video by Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/

[3] House GOP may attach Obamacare delay to CR: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/house-gop-obamacare-cr-97299.html#ixzz2fr492QJc

[4] Cruz: Obama ‘High on His Own Power’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cruz-obama-high-on-his-own-power.html

[5] Stand with Rand! Sen. Rand Paul takes determined stand against insanity of Obama’s claimed power to kill Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stand-with-rand-sen-rand-paul-takes-determined-stand-against-insanity-of-obamas-claimed-power-to-kill-americans.html

[6] Obamacare Regulations Are 8 Times Longer Than Bible: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamacare-regulations-are-8-times-longer-than-bible.html

[7] House Republicans Pass Vote To Defund Obamacare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-republicans-pass-vote-to-defund-obamacare.html

[8] Pelosi: ‘Women Can Die on The Floor’ If GOP Passes Bill to Prevent Abortion Funding Through Obamacare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pelosi-%e2%80%98women-can-die-on-the-floor%e2%80%99-if-gop-passes-bill-to-prevent-abortion-funding-through-obamacare.html

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