House Republicans to Senate Republicans: A vote FOR cloture is a vote FOR Obamacare

Twenty-one House Republicans are stepping up to support Ted Cruz and tell Senate Republicans that if they vote for cloture today, which happens around noon, that it will be a vote for Obamacare:

CNS NEWS – A group of 21 conservative members of the House of Representatives sent a letter late Thursday to all 46 Senate Republicans warning them that if they voted for cloture on the continuing resolution in the Senate—which would put Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) in a position to reinstate Obamacare funding with just 51 partisan votes–the House conservatives would consider that vote for cloture the same as if these Republican senators had voted for Obamacare itself.

“As you are well aware,” the House conservatives wrote, “it is highly likely that Majority Leader Harry Reid will move to amend the House-passed CR and remove the language from the bill that defunds Obamacare before sending it back to the House.

“As you are also aware,” the conservatives wrote, “such a motion can only proceed if three-fifths of the Senate invokes cloture and allows this amendment process to begin. Simply put, the only chance that Senator Reid has to pursue this course of action is if six or more Republican Senators join the Democrats in voting to invoke cloture.

“Therefore,” the House conservatives said to every Republican senator, “it shall be our policy to regard any cloture vote that gives Senator Reid a green light to reinstate Obamacare into this CR the same as a vote for Obamacare itself.”


The 21 signers of the letters are, according to CNS News:

Jim Bridenstine (R.-Okla.)
Dave Schweikert (R.-Ariz.)
Charles Boustany, M.D. (R.-La. )
John Culberson (R.-Texas )
Steve King (R.-Iowa)
Ted Yoho DVM (R.-Fla. )
Thomas Massie (R.-Ky.)
Lynn Westmoreland (R.- Ga. )
Jack Kingston (R.-Ga.)
Jeff Duncan (R.-S.C.)
Paul Broun M.D. (R.-Ga. )
Ron DeSantis (R.-Fla.)
Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.)
Matt Salmon (R.-Ariz.)
Steve Stockman (R.-Texas)
Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas)
Walter Jones (R.-N.C.)
Scott Garrett (R.-N.J.)
Scott Perry (R.-Pa.)
Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.)
Tim Huelskamp (R.-Kan.)

Major Kudos to these conservatives in the House for encouraging Republicans to do the right thing…

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