On Wednesday, every GOP senator voted to defund Obamacare on an amendment to the Continuing Resolution that funds government for the rest of the fiscal year.
The amendment from Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz failed to pass, as all 52 Democrats voted against it. The fact that all 45 GOP members in the upper chamber voted for it, however, is a stark contrast to the way House Republican leadership has led Congress’ lower chamber on the same issue.
Boehner and Cantor and other members of House GOP leadership blocked any effort at all to even have a floor vote on an amendment to defund Obamacare in the CR.
With today’s vote, the center of the loyal opposition to Obama continues to shift to the Senate.