Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) joined Glenn on radio this morning and candidly admitted how discouraged he is by recent events in Senate regarding the continuing resolution passed by the House of Representatives on Friday that defunded Obamacare.
Yesterday, following Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-UT) said the Senate will pass a spending measure that does not defund Obamacare and send it back to the House, at which point, the House Republicans will have to decide what their next steps will be. Rep. Gohmert explained that, at this point, anything that delays the implementation of Obamacare will be seen as a victory.
“What is the latest from Washington,” Glenn asked.
“It's so discouraging, I'm telling you, you know, we did a good thing when we voted to defund Obamacare permanentl… but by the end of the day our leadership was saying, ‘Now on the debt ceiling next week, we're going to, you know, just postpone it a year,’” Rep. Gohmert said. “We have so many incredible businessmen, people that have negotiated incredible deals, and how do you lose that knowledge of how you negotiate that you don't put your offer out there and before the other side can even consider it, you say, ‘Now, I'm backing off of that and I'm willing to take this small amount.’”
So is the GOP now backing off defunding Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling? Not quite.
“So now the GOP has not only backed off of universal healthcare, they're now saying we're not going to do anything about the debt ceiling too,” Glenn asked.
“Oh, no, no, we're going to postpone that a year, that's the proposal, but we're really not going to do much about ObamaCare,” he explained. “We may postpone it a year but not defund it for the year. So that it gives it a better chance to be in place stronger, you know, a year from now.
"No, postponing it would be better,” Glenn interjected. “Postponing it would be quite honestly I think a victory at this point.”