Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is jumping on the push to defund ObamaCare by threatening a government shutdown. 

Palin urged lawmakers to demand that a government funding bill include no funding for ObamaCare in an email sent out by the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group running ads pressuring Republican senators to back the effort. 

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"The time for rhetoric and ceremonial votes in Congress is over," Palin wrote in the email. "The time to take serious action to stop Obamacare is now. Join us in urging Senators — Don't Fund Obamacare! Just remember — if you fund it, you own it!"

Palin remains popular among grassroots conservatives and her support could fuel additional Tea Party backing for the defund ObamaCare position.

Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE (R-Texas), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong How the effort to replace ObamaCare failed Overnight Regulation: Trump temporarily lifts Jones Act for Puerto Rico | Bill would exempt some banks from Dodd-Frank | Senators unveil driverless car bill MORE (R-Utah) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE (R-Fla.) are among the conservatives who argue the GOP should risk a government shutdown over defunding ObamaCare. 

But other Republicans are sounding the alarm bells about the strategy, arguing the GOP will be blamed for a shutdown. 

Some even argue forcing a shutdown would be the only way Republicans could lose their House majority next year. 

Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE (R-Ohio) is calling for his party to back a short-term government funding bill set at the levels of the sequester, which imposed automatic spending cuts on the government. He is not advocating that the bill strip all funds for ObamaCare.