Sen. Marco Rubio says he will oppose a six-month government spending measure known as the continuing resolution unless it contains language that essentially repeals Obamacare by removing funding for the healthcare reform law.
Speaking on the nationally syndicated Hugh Hewitt radio program, the Florida Republican said he supports an amendment to the spending measure offered by fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas that would defund the healthcare reform law passed in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court last year.
“If . . . we can pass [the amendment] onto a bill, I will vote for a continuing resolution,” he said. “Even if it’s temporary, because it does something permanent, and that is defund this healthcare bill, this Obamacare bill, that is going to be an absolute disaster for the American economy.”
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