Rubio: Obama Reduced to Making 'Silly Statements' on Healthcare

Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 02:50 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's claim that Republican opposition is a problem with the rollout of Obamacare is one of the "silliest statements" he's heard.

"It's nobody's fault, on the Republican side, that the website exchange isn't working. It's nobody's fault, on the Republican side, that millions of people are in fear of losing their existing coverage," the Florida Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

"And it's no one's fault that this thing is headed in the direction it's going," Rubio said.

Obama remarked Tuesday, "One of the problems we have had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure. And that makes, I think, the kind of iterative process of fixing glitches as they come up and fine tuning the law more challenging."

"That's one of the silliest statements that I have heard so far about the law," Rubio said.

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Deficiencies in the law will lead to its failure, Rubio predicted, and he maintained the president is trying to shift blame for the problems with Obamacare's implementation.

"This law was not just destined to fail, but destined to hurt people. Now it's happening, and he doesn't want anyone to say, 'I told you so.' That's what this is about," he explained.

Rubio said Democrats are "nervous," and predicted they will continue to distance themselves from Obamacare after they return to their districts over the holiday break.

"Democrats, especially those that are up for re-election in 2014, they are starting to feel the pressure about it. And I do think that over the next few weeks, especially as they go home and interact with more people, you are going to see a very different Democratic attitude towards this," he said.

"You are already seeing it now," he added.

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