Appearing on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) “let the cat out of the bag” when he refused to toe House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) Tea Party line, revealing that there were not enough votes in the House to pass a “clean continuing resolution.” that will effectively end the government shutdown. Furthermore, Dent said the votes were there and accused Boehner of trying to “conflate” the Continuing Resolution with the debt ceiling.
“I am going to insist that the speaker try to bring out a clean continuing resolution to the one I said I would support,” Dent told Blitzer.
“I would urge the speaker to bring it out for a vote,” Dent insisted.
When Blitzer asked Dent if a clean Continuing Resolution would pass the House, Dent said that, according to the Washington Post, 20 GOP House members would support that measure, with many more that would support it if it was brought to the floor for a vote.
“I believe the votes are there,” he added. “I suspect the reason why it’s not being brought out because it may violate the Hastert rule.”
“That, or the fact that the speaker wants to conflate – he wants to conflate the debt ceiling and the continuing resolution,”
He let the cat out of the bag. The truth is, John Boehner WANTS to continue to shut down the government and have America go off the “fiscal cliff”… anything to obstruct Obama’s second-term agenda.
The 21 Republicans who have expressed that they would vote for a clean CR if Boehner brings it up for a vote are:
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ.), Rep. Peter King (R-NY.), Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ.), Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY.), Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.), Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ), Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.).
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