Washington Republican Breaks Rank
October 15, 2013, 10:39 pm
One more Republican has broke rank and says it's time to fund the government.
Washington Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler is singing a different tune when it comes to the budget and the newly approaching debt ceiling crisis
Is Herrera Beutler one of the few or the first of many?
Analysts believe she it's the later, and a deal is in sight to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling limit.
In a statement Tuesday evening the Republican said "It’s time to reopen the government and ensure we don’t default on our debt, I will not vote for poison pills that have no chance of passing the Senate or being signed into law."
Herrera Beutler continued "Make no mistake I have consistently opposed the Affordable Care Act, because it harms more people than it helps and it makes promises that the nation can't afford to keep.
The Republican also pledged to her constituents that despite her change in heart on funding the government "This does not mean surrendering on the issue of the Affordable Care Act," Buetler said. "I believe that the case will become clearer about the damage the Affordable Care Act is doing to our economy and our health care system. With time, and new leadership in Washington D.C. we can change that Act. But this shutdown is hurting our cause, not helping it."