House GOPer: Senate Will ‘Find Jesus’ And Defund Obamacare

September 20, 2013 1:55 p.m.

Most think it’s a long shot that Senate Democrats will vote to defund Obamacare, even after the House approved a defund measure Friday, but at least one congressional Republican is expecting some divine intervention.

“I think there are senators who are going to find Jesus and do the right thing,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday. Jordan quickly clarified, at Tapper’s urging, that his metaphor was about the bill’s passage and not about finding religion.

The House government spending bill passed 230-189. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has said that the defund bill is dead on arrival in that chamber, and no Senate Democrats have publicly supported it. A Senate vote is expected sometime next week. 

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