Politic365

 
 


Politics

2:30am October 21, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio attempts to backpedal on the government shutdown

6871296421_fb66fedc4e_b

For months, Sen. Marco Rubio, F-Florida, has been saying that he would support a government shutdown instead of supporting a continuing resolution that funded the Affordable Care Act.

In March, Rubio told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt, “Here is what I’ve said about this continuing resolution, you know Senator Cruz from Texas is offering this amendment to defund Obamacare. If that gets onto the bill, in essence if they get a continuing resolution and we vote on that and we can pass it onto a bill, I will vote for a continuing resolution, even if it’s temporary, because it does something permanent and that is defund this health care bill.”

Then over the summer, Rubio told a group at a breakfast hosted by The Weekly Standard and Concerned Veterans for America, “I will not vote for a continuing resolution unless it defunds Obamacare.”

In late September, the Republicans in the House of Representatives were pushing a measure to fund the government but would delay Obamacare, which the Democratically controlled Senate was not going to accept, especially after Obamacare has been the law of the land for three years and has been upheld by a conservative Supreme Court.

During the shutdown, Rubio said that goals of the shutdown were “legitimate” on Fox News.

On Sunday, Rubio seems to be changing his tone telling Fox News, “I was never in favor of shutting down the government or of defunding the government. I was in favor of voting to fund the government fully.” Rubio then added that the only thing he didn’t want was for more money to be wasted on Obamacare.

The reality is that not long ago, Rubio was willing to shut the government down because he and a group of his colleagues were pushing to defund a three year old law that still stands despite numerous attempts to repeal it. Rubio’s change in tone could be reflective of recent polling that shows that a majority of Americans disapprove of the way the GOP was handling the budget. Rubio’s own approval rating took a hit with the government shutdown with 43 percent of Florida voters approving him while 45 percent disapprove according to Public Policy Polling.



About the Author

Adriana Maestas
Adriana Maestas is the senior contributing editor of Politic365.com. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers. For additional information about Politic365, please visit http://politic365.com/about/.




 
 

 
trade4

Some CBC Members Find WH Gifts for Their #TPP Votes Laughable

Summer jobs money alone isn’t going to do it.  If the White House wants to mount a serious campaign to turn Black Caucus NOs into YESes on trade, it won’t happen easy.  An informal poll of over 20 Black Caucus m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
jjSr

Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech compan...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
prison

420 House Members Vote YES to Mandatory Minimums, Only 3 Vote Against

When Electeds Won’t Take the Tough Vote to Stop Bad Policy.  Supposedly it’s “CBC policy” to be against mandatory minimums.  All I know is, 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted YES to m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 

Advertisement
 
jeff

Congressman Turns Clarke Testimony Into Chat on White on White Crime

The testimony of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke was just as devoid of strategic substance on policing as his appearances on Fox News.  Clarke had tons to offer when it came to his views on black on black crime and federal over...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
CBC Tech Twitter

Congressional Black Caucus Launches CBC TECH 2020 to Diversify Tech Sector

Today at 4:00 p.m. EST, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will launch CBC TECH 2020, a new initiative aimed at increasing African American representation and inclusion in the tech industry.  CBC members will encourage indus...
by Politic365 Staff
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>