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2:30am October 21, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio attempts to backpedal on the government shutdown

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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.



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Adriana Maestas
Adriana Maestas is the senior contributing editor of Politic365.com.




 
 

 
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