“The spotlight really should be on [Democrats]. … I think we deserve to know where they stand now,” McConnell said. “We’re giving them a do over — a second chance.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he would gladly vote in support of ObamaCare again because the law has helped families and the elderly. Democrats point out that the law is already benefiting those with preexisting conditions who can’t be denied coverage, people younger than 26 who can stay on a parent’s insurance plan and women who now pay less for preventive healthcare.
McConnell said Reid could afford to lose only four Democrats on an amendment vote to fund the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. He said that’s a vote that should be held now that the public has seen what a “train wreck” the law is.
“I predicted it would be a complete disaster … because the promises that were being made about ObamaCare couldn’t possibly be kept,” McConnell said. “We can already see the train wreck heading our way.”
McConnell said the only solution is a full repeal of the law, which is why House Republicans have added such language to the spending measure, but Democrats have called that unacceptable.
The government will shut down on Oct. 1 if Congress doesn't approve some form of government funding measure.