Rep. Graves: Cruz Motives on Obamacare Are 'Pure'

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 12:54 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Sen. Ted Cruz has "pure" motives in his effort to defund Obamacare, Georgia Rep. Tom Graves said Tuesday.

"I know his motives are pure, and his intent is to accomplish those goals that we're behind," Graves, a Republican, told "Fox & Friends."

Shutting down the government is not the aim of the continuing resolution passed last week in the House, Graves insisted. The House bill would fund all government services except, Obamacare, through Dec. 15.

But government offices will not be funded past Sept. 30 if no agreement is reached.

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"It is not six days from the shut down. That's a wrong characterization," said Graves. "It is six days until America has to submit to Obamacare. That is what the focus should be on this week."

A Senate vote on the House bill would have important implications for Democrats elected from primarily conservative states.

"It really comes down to a handful of Democrat senators who will be making the most important vote of their political career . . . It is my hope that they will listen to their constituents and escape the clutch of Harry Reid, as he's trying to tell them what to do right now," Graves said.

Republicans object to funding Obamacare not to shut down government services, Graves maintained.

"Our objectives are clear. Let's keep the government open and protect our constituents. And there are multiple ways we can do that. But the first step is to see how the Senate acts," he said.

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