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Corker: Defunding Obamacare a ‘silly effort’

Another Republican senator is weighing in against a plan hatched by GOP conservatives to tie a new budget deal to defunding the implementation of Obamacare.

"I think it's a silly effort," Bob Corker said on MSNBC. "What people are really saying who are behind that effort is we don't have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions. We want to take ourselves out of the debate and act like we're being principled to the American people..."