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.”
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.