Has Missouri Senator Roy Blunt Gone Wobbly on Obamacare? (Updated)

Ted Cruz, Mike Lee
Maverick Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz (TPM)

Senate Republicans are floating an idea to defund the unpopular and disastrous Affordable Care Act in the upcoming budget negotiations. Obamacare will kill off at least 2.3 Million full-time American jobs and put one million Americans on welfare.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) proposed a bill this week to prohibit the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is escalating the push by circulating a letter promising not to vote to fund the government after Sept. 30 if Obamacare is not fully defunded.

Sadly, the GOP leadership is already going wobbly on the idea.
Erick Erickson reported at RedState:

Here is what conservative activists should pay attention to. I have obtained the complete list of current signatures to Mike Lee’s letter. Likewise, Ted Cruz has legislation that would defund Obamacare. I have a list of the sponsors of that legislation. We should keep track to see who pulls their name off Mike Lee’s letter and who pulls their name off Ted Cruz’s bill. Additionally, several Senators are either on the letter or the bill, but not both. We should pressure them to be on both.

As it stands now, here is the list that I have confirmed and we should all be vigilant against Senate GOP Leadership pressure:

ON BOTH THE LEE LETTER AND THE TED CRUZ BILL TO DEFUND: Do These Republican Senators Support Obamacare?

Cornyn
Cruz
Enzi
Fischer
Grassley
Inhofe
Lee
Paul
Risch
Rubio
Vitter
Wicker

ON LETTER, NOT ON BILL

Chiesa
Kirk
Thune

ON BILL, NOT ON LETTER

Call these people and ask that they sign the Mike Lee letter. It is important to get their signatures on that letter or we can presume they will fund Obamacare.

Alexander
Ayotte
Barrasso
Blunt
Boozman
Burr
Chambliss
Graham
Heller
Isakson
Johanns
McConnell
Moran
Roberts
Scott
Toomey

Contact Senator Roy Blunt and fellow Republican senators. Tell them to sign Senator Lee’s letter to defund Obamacare.

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