Same congressman. Different song.Tim Huelskamp, who represents western Kansas in Washington, has halted any talk that he’ll work to shut down the government when funding again dries up in January.
By STEVE KRASKE
The Kansas City Star
He was in a different place a few months ago when conservatives aimed to shut down the government as a way to shut off funding for Obamacare.
It turns out that the shutdown didn’t play so well for conservative Republicans.
According to a story in Politico, Huelskamp still says that Obamacare must be repealed. But he’s changed his approach and now says he’s willing to pass something “that says you can keep your plan if you like it.”
“There will still be a push to repeal it, a push to defund it,” Huelskamp said here, speaking in a rural health center. “There was a question whether or not the leadership [was] really active in what they wanted to do in defunding that — particularly the Senate side. At the end of the day, what I think is most possible, is dealing with this issue when the president lied 29 times when he said ‘If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it.’ We now have a bunch of Democrats that say ‘Hey, I’d support that bill.’ And we might be able to get that through. And that changes a lot of things.”