GOWDY: Obamacare passed w/o a single Republican vote; let’s see if Dems can fund it w/o a single Republican vote

Rep. Trey Gowdy was on with Lou Dobbs last night to discuss the defunding of Obamacare and said that he doesn’t understand why Republicans are told that Obamacare is the law and therefore they must fund it when the President is constantly deciding which laws he wants to ignore.

Further, he stressed that Obamacare was passed without a single, solitary Republican vote and that we should see if Democrats can fund it without a single, solitary Republican vote.


I find it fascinating that Republicans are criticized because they want to slow down or defund Obamacare but it’s OK if the president wants to not enforce the law. We are repeatedly told – in fact I read somewhere over the weekend ‘this is the law, a conservative supreme court validated it, so get used to it.’

Well apparently just when we’re getting used to it the president decides he’s not going to implement it. So my guess is we’re going to have a very robust debate this fall. If it’s not good  enough for prime time and clearly it is not, then why don’t we just go ahead and start over.

Lou, it passed without a single, solitary Republican vote. Let’s see if you can fund it without a single, solitary Republican vote.

(Lou then asks if he thinks it will be funded, and can Republicans actually significantly alter the law or can they repeal it in reality?)

We’ll we’re going to need the Senate to repeal it but there are lots of law – in fact you and I in another segment may discuss [how] the Attorney General doesn’t like a law. So he’s just not going to enforce it.

Well if it’s good enough for the President and the Attorney General when it comes to recess appointments or the Affordable Care Act or immigration to just ignore the law when they don’t like it, then why can’t Republicans, when you have something as wildly unpopular as the so-called Affordable Care Act which has been a train wreck as described by people who voted for it – it was passed without a single Republican vote.

And we’re expected to fund it just because it passed before many of us got to Congress?

My suspicion is we’re going to have a robust debate this fall about just how unpopular it is.

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