We’re diverted totally from what this bill is about. Why? Why, Mr. President? Because the anarchists have taken over. They’ve taken over the House and now they’ve taken over the Senate.
... People who don’t believe in government-- and that’s what the tea party is all about-- are winning, and that’s a shame.
As the right wing continually tries to repeal Obamacare (after 40 previous attempts), as the tea party once again piles on the obstruction bridge to nowhere, Harry Reid calls them out. This time the tea baggers are trying to hold up an energy efficiency bill by pitching amendments to screw with the Affordable Care Act.
On Wednesday, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said he would prevent votes on lawmakers' amendments to the energy bill until he's assured he'll get a vote on his amendment, which would require some congressional and executive branch staff to enroll in the ObamaCare health exchanges.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also introduced an ObamaCare-related amendment that would delay the individual health insurance mandate for one year, and codify the Obama administration's one-year delay of requirements that employers provide insurance.