Tea Party Ads Pressure Mitch McConnell, GOP Senators to Defund Obamacare

Aug 19, 2013
Originally published on August 19, 2013 9:11 am

A pair of Tea Party groups are increasing their pressure on Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Republican caucus to de-fund President Obama's health care at all costs.

Recently, McConnell questioned that strategy and said a government shutdown would not halt the Affordable Care Act's implementation.

The Washington Post's Aaron Blake reports Tea Party Patriots and For America are targeting McConnell's caucus in a series of online advertisements in the hopes of gaining traction.

For America has already put out an ad essentially calling McConnell a "chicken" for not being more supportive.


Other groups such as the Heritage Foundation—which McConnell's wife Elaine Chao is a distinguished fellow—have been more explicit.

In a 30-second spot, the group uses quotes from Republican senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas saying it's time to take out funding for law immediately.

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