Bill O'Reilly on Thursday condemned Tea Party-led efforts to defund Obamacare as "fanaticism."
The push to defund the national health care law has created a rift between Republicans in Congress. The House voted 230-189 Friday morning to defund Obamacare while keeping the federal government open through Dec. 15. Senate Republicans said the bill would be dead on arrival in their chamber and urged their House colleagues to stand down in the shutdown fight.
The Fox News host acknowledged that such "fanaticism on the right" is harming the country, and urged lawmakers to responsibly find a way to address their opponents in Congress.
"There's no way Obamacare is going to be defunded," O'Reilly said. "It's not gonna happen. So why bother alienating independent americans by embracing a futile exercise?"