Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Barry Smitherman Stands with Ted Cruz to Defund Obamacare! Sign the Petition

Texas Attorney General Candidate Barry Smitherman released the following statement tonight in support of Ted Cruz:
What an honor for Texans to be represented by Ted Cruz in the United States Senate. Hold him in your prayers and thoughts as he fights to defund Obamacare!

If you're a Texan against Obamacare, sign your name to our petition: www.BarryForTexas.com/obamacare

Ted Cruz is making the argument for why the Senate should vote on the House Continuing Resolution that funds the government and defunds Obamacare. He intends to speak, as he said, until he is no longer able to stand.
Here is a link to watch LIVE…
Here is what is happening. The U.S. House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government but defund Obamacare. The House sent the CR to the U.S. Senate. Democrat Senator Harry Reid has already declared that he will never allow the bill to be passed if it defunds Obamacare. This means that the Democrats will amend the Continuing Resolution before it gets passed out of the Senate. 
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is determined to defund Obamacare. Cruz knows that the Republicans in the U.S. Senate do not have the power to stop the CR from being amended to include the funding of Obamacare because it only takes a majority of the Senate to make an amendment.
In order to protest the funding of Obamacare, and to try to convince the Senators to pass the House CR without changing it, Senator Ted Cruz has started talking this afternoon and will not stop until he can no longer stand.
This is technically not a filibuster because Ted Cruz, by rule, bust stop talking tomorrow afternoon to allow the U.S. Senate to have a test vote.

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