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Senator John Cornyn Says Obamacare Will Still Be Funded Even If Goverment Shuts Down [AUDIO]


On the Thursday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, U.S. Senator John Cornyn talked with Chad Hasty about the possibility of defending Obamacare.

Senator Mike Lee is pushing for his fellow Republican senators to support a bill by Senator Ted Cruz to block a continuing resolution that would essentially shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded. About 11 other Republican senators, including Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, have signed a letter stating that they would support the bill.

Senator Cornyn had also originally signed the letter, but later took his name off. While Cornyn did co-sponsor Cruz’s bill and claimed he was still committed to getting rid of Obamacare completely, he said his main reason for not signing the letter was that even if the bill passes and the government shuts down, Obamacare will still continue to be funded.

“We’re all on the same side when it comes to the objective. But I think the Congressional Research Service that recently published a report…brought this to light. The assumption was that you could cut off Obamacare funding by stopping merely “discretionary spending,” which is what the continuing resolution funds. But the fact is that most of the money funding Obamacare is mandatory spending, which means that even if you shut down the government, that funding would continue.”

Cornyn also said that there’s no way President Obama would sign anything refuting one of the biggest “successes” of his presidency. He said the best solution to solving the Obamacare problem is to look for way to dismantle it and delay its implementation. He also added that Republicans all have the same objective of stopping Obamacare, but the tactics are where they disagree.

Listen to the full interview with Senator John Cornyn here:

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The Chad Hasty Show airs weekday mornings form 8:30 AM to 11 AM on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at

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