Lee Threatens Government Shutdown Over Obamacare

Sen. Mike Lee said on Fox News Monday morning there are more than a dozen Republicans in the Senate who are ready to shut down the federal government in order to defund Obamacare.

Lee said the group plans to block the continuing resolution to fund the government past the end of September if it includes money for Obamacare.

From The Hill:

“This is the last stop before ObamaCare fully kicks in on Jan. 1 of next year for us to refuse to fund it,” Lee said Monday on “Fox and Friends.”

“Congress of course has to pass a law to continue funding government — lately we’ve been doing that through a funding mechanism known as a continuing resolution,” he added. “If Republicans in both houses simply refuse to vote for any continuing resolution that contains further funding for further enforcement of ObamaCare, we can stop it. We can stop the individual mandate from going into effect.”

Lee said he has “13 or 14” Senate Republicans on his side, and that the “number is growing.”

“There’s a parallel movement going on in the House,” he added.