House GOPer: Debt Ceiling Fight Shouldn’t Be About Obamacare


Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) said Sunday that the upcoming fight over raising the debt ceiling shouldn’t be focused on Obamacare.

Asked by Meet The Press host David Gregory if defaulting on the national debt was worth doing over Obamacare, Labrador said: “Not over Obamacare.”

“I have always told my leadership that I want the fight on the debt ceiling to be about debt, about spending, not about Obamacare,” Labrador said. “Some people disagree with me.”

The House GOP leadership’s demands for raising the debt ceiling, released last week, included a one-year delay of Obamacare. Senate Democratic leadership and the White House have consistently said that they won’t negotiate over the debt ceiling.