President Obama chastised congressional Republicans Monday for making “impossible promises” to their base — namely, stopping Obamacare — and leading the federal government closer to a shutdown.
“All of this is entirely preventable if the House chooses to do what the Senate is already done, and that is the simple act of funding our government without making extraneous and controversial demands in the process,” Obama said at the White House. “The same way other congresses have for more than 200 years.”
“Unfortunately right now, House Republicans continue to tie funding of the government to ideological demands like limiting a woman’s access to contraception or delaying the Affordable Care Act,” Obama said, “all to save face after making some impossible promises to the extreme right wing of their party.”
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