GOP Rep. On Shutdown: ‘We Have To Get Something Out Of This, I Don’t Know What That Even Is’

Source: Evan McMurry / Mediaite

House Republicans who didn’t support tying government funding to ObamaCare now find themselves too committed to the strategy to back down, according to twin reports by David Druckerand Byron York of the Washington Examiner. Both writers said GOP leadership would likely seek to conflate budget negotiations with the raising of the debt ceiling in an effort to extract concessions to justify their efforts, even as they admitted they don’t know what those concessions are.

“We’re not going to be disrespected,” Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) told Drucker Tuesday night. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”

“This is not just about Obamacare anymore,” said Michael Grimm (R-NY).

Drucker described a caucus that had entered this charge reluctantly, but that now said it had gone too far to reverse course.

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