Rubio Lauds Cruz's Anti-Obamacare Effort

Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 03:24 PM

By Dan Weil

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Sen. Ted Cruz's 21-hour speech against the Affordable Care Act failed to provide majority support in the Senate to defund Obamacare, but it will ultimately sway the public, says his Republican colleague Sen. Marco Rubio.

"Ultimately there's going to be a vote here, and my prediction is, unfortunately, that we may not prevail on the votes," the Florida senator told Fox News.

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"But I tell you what — people across this country are going to know where their individual senators stand, and particularly those senators that come from states that Barack Obama didn't win."

Cruz and some others want the Senate to pass a spending bill that defunds Obamacare, even though that would likely force a government shutdown. But that idea won't fly in the Democratic-controlled Senate, reports The New York Times.

"If the Democrats do what they're threatening to do, which is lockstep vote against this thing, then yeah, we're not going to win in the short term," Rubio said.

"But I think in the long term, we've made tremendous progress, because when you look across this country, there are now millions and millions of people that maybe were not paying attention to this debate that now recognize that Obamacare is upon us and all of the terrible harm it's going to inflict upon the American dream."



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