September 23, 2013

I just received an e-mail from Sen. Mitch McConnell’s spokesman Don Stewart: “Senator McConnell supports the House Republicans’ bill and will not vote to block it, since it defunds Obamacare and funds the government without increasing spending by a penny.  He will also vote against any amendment that attempts to add Obamacare funding back into the House Republicans’ bill.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivers remarks during the second day of CPAC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

He adds, “If and when the Majority Leader goes down that path, Washington Democrats will have to decide — without hiding behind a procedural vote — whether or not to split with their leadership and join Republicans and their constituents in opposing the re-insertion of Obamacare funding into the House-passed bill.”

That is indicative, I think, of the large majority of Senate Republicans’ views. They’ve had it with the Cruz shenanigans. The grown-ups are taking the Senate back.

 

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.