September 30th, 2013
10:32 AM ET

Republican,Democratic Lawmakers Tow Party Lines As Shutdown Looms

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) appear on “New Day” to discuss the potential of a government shutdown if Democrats and Republicans do not come up with an agreement by Monday at midnight.

Rep. Ellmers tells Anchor Chris Cuomo that his question of whether or not it’s right that Congress would still get paid if there was a government shutdown is “moot” because Congress is “not going to shut down the government.”

Later in the interview, Cuomo can not get an answer from Rep. Ellmers on if House Republicans will present a bill to fund the government that doesn’t involve Obamacare.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) tells CNN Anchor Kate Bolduan that “it’s impossible” for him to vote for a short term stop gap measure to fund the government without healthcare amendments, that the House of Representatives worked all weekend while “the Senate slept,” and President Obama has delayed other pieces of the Affordable Care Act for “his cronies.”

He says, “The Senate didn’t work this weekend. They went home. It was shocking to me. We finished at one in the morning, or so, on Sunday morning, and the Senate slept. I find that arrogant beyond all possible imagination that you wouldn’t come back and deal with this looming government shutdown on the day when the American people very much need you to be here working.”


Democratic Rep. Wasserman Schultz states that the she wants a “clean” continuing resolution to pass to fund the government now and vowed to work with Republicans later on problems that will “inevitably arise” with Obamacare.

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