Rubio Wants To Blame Democrats If Government Shuts Down Over Planned Parenthood1
One wonders if this is part of naked presidential ambition, or does Marco Rubio really think Democrats are responsible for the pickle Republicans are in.
Rubio says a government shutdown over funding Planned Parenthood would be the fault of President Obama and Senate Democrats, an argument he says his fellow Republicans in Congress should have been making weeks ago.
“On the issue of Planned Parenthood, the work should have begun weeks ago, laying the groundwork for this debate,” said Rubio. “Obviously, the House, the Senate should have laid the groundwork for this debate, so people understand that we’re not just debating an organization here, that some people might think is a nice organization or whatever — we’re debating their practices.
“The point is this, on the Planned Parenthood issue: The people who are threatening a shutdown is Barack Obama, and his allies in the Senate,” said Rubio. “What they’re arguing is: ‘If the federal budget does not fully fund Planned Parenthood, I will veto the budget, and hence shut down the government.’ That should be the message. Instead, it’s always the reverse, ‘the Republicans are going to shut down the government.’
That’s because they are.