Bevin Web Video Challenges McConnell To Defund Obamacare (VIDEO)

August 14, 2013 11:19 a.m.

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin challenged Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to act on his stated support for ending Obamacare in a web video released Wednesday.

The video places Bevin alongside Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in calling on McConnell to take action to halt the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

“You hear a lot of empty rhetoric from Mitch McConnell about ending Obamacare,” Bevin said in a clip of his recent speech at Kentucky’s annual Fancy Farm picnic. “Stop talking about yanking it out root and branch, and start voting in the U.S. Senate to kill it by defunding it.”

McConnell said Tuesday that he supports bringing an end to the health care law, but that shutting down the government will not be able to stop the law’s implementation. 

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