June 27, 2015 9:59 pm -


Jeb Bush wants to do away with the filibuster which he thinks will enable Congress to overturn Obamacare.

Bush said Friday he’s open to eliminating the Senate’s 60-vote threshold if it helps Congress repeal Obamacare and enact “free-market oriented” health care reforms.

Appearing on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, the former Florida governor was asked if he’d support invoking the “Reid rule”—also known as the “nuclear option”—to nix the legislative filibuster to replace the Affordable Care Act…

Hewitt pressed Bush, pointing out that Republicans are unlikely to get 60 Senate votes to defeat a filibuster if Democrats stick together and block efforts to repeal Obamacare, as they have done for years. “At that point,” Hewitt said, “would you at least be open to making the argument that on this issue, before it gets its tentacles too deep, that we break the filibuster and ram through a repeal and replacement?”

Bush responded that he was open to it.

“I’d have to see—if the repeal is what I’m going to advocate, then I might consider that,” he said, adding that if the replacement includes high-deductible, low-premium catastrophic coverage and helps the middle class, “then I would certainly consider that.”



D.B. Hirsch
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