King: CR last chance to defund healthcare reform

“I thought by now there would be many more members of this conference, and I don’t see it coming together that way.”

King accused President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Bottom Line Lobbying world MORE (D-Nev.) of rooting for a government shutdown, claiming that healthcare reform funding would keep flowing if Congress agrees on a spending bill.

“That is the bitter irony of this scenario, and it’s one of the reasons why Harry Reid and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhat are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? Krystal Ball: Patrick's 2020 bid is particularly 'troublesome' for Warren Deval Patrick: Biden 'misses the moment' in 2020 campaign MORE don’t care if there’s a government shutdown,” King said. “It doesn’t shut down their ObamaCare agenda.”