Harry Reid Shoots Down Ted Cruz On Defunding Obamacare

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September 23, 2013 12:27 p.m.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) objected on Monday to Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) request for unanimous consent to pass the House’s continuing resolution to defund Obamacare.

Reid also objected to a request by Cruz to hold amendments to the CR at a 60-vote threshold, which Senate rules allow the majority leader to do, in certain cases, with 51 votes.

“I try to follow the Senate rules,” Reid said on the floor. “Sometimes they are obnoxious, and I wish they were different.”

Cruz then launched into a lengthy speech making his case for defunding Obamacare.

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