@marcorubio Defund! Repeal! Keep up the good work Senator!—
Jada Edwards (@JadainGA) July 25, 2013
More than 60 Republicans have signed a letter urging House Speaker John Boehner to defund the implementation and enforcement of Obamacare in any appropriations bill brought to the house floor, Politico reports today.
Those Congressmen join 12 Senators who signed their names to a similar letter. As Twitchy reported, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has been leading the drive in the Senate to defund Obamacare, and Tuesday he tweeted a video suggesting he had 15 Senators on board to sign the letter. RedState.com reported, though, that GOP leadership is actively working against Lee and urging legislators not to sign.
Lee, Cruz, and Rubio to hold Senate floor colloquy at noon on initiative to defund Obamacare.—
Byron York (@ByronYork) July 25, 2013
Senator Mike Lee letter on Obamacare funding has 12 GOP signatures. Once had 17 – Sens Ayotte, Boozman, Cornyn, Kirk, & Wicker dropped off.—
Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) July 25, 2013
Sen. Marco Rubio declared in a tweet that the effort is gaining momentum, at least in the House. He also released an except of a floor speech giving five reasons to defund Obamacare.
The momentum among the public has never died down, however.
ObamaCare…DEFUND for now, dismantle, REPEAL a.s.a.p.—
Greg Boll (@GregBoll) July 25, 2013
Any Senator who does NOT vote to defund Obamacare doesn't deserve to keep their job!—
Kimberly (@ColtsGal72) July 25, 2013
Republicans must defund Obamacare! There are enough Republicans in the House and Senate to do this! If not, we are done.—
Mike Israel (@mdi080968) July 25, 2013