There were 25 Republicans who betrayed their principles and voted for cloture, giving Democrats the power to implement this terrible law.
This is a disappointing loss, but the bill now goes back to the House where Republicans must hold their ground and refuse to fund Obamacare.
Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare today:
|Lamar Alexander (R-TN)||John Cornyn (R-TX)|
|Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)||Lindsey Graham (R-SC)|
|John Barrasso (R-WY)||John Hoeven (R-ND)|
|Roy Blunt (R-MO)||Johnny Isakson (R-GA)|
|John Boozman (R-AR)||Mike Johanns (R-NE)|
|Richard Burr (R-NC)||Ron Johnson (R-WI)|
|Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)||Mark Kirk (R-IL)|
|Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ)||John McCain (R-AZ)|
|Dan Coats (R-IN)||Mitch McConnell (R-KY)|
|Tom Coburn (R-OK)||Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK)|
|Thad Cochran (R-MS)||John Thune (R-SD)|
|Susan Collins (R-ME)||Roger Wicker (R-MS)|
|Bob Corker (R-TN)|
LEADING THE SURRENDER
There were a lot of people who worked against us in this fight, but nobody worked harder to fund Obamacare in the Senate than Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Leader.
Mitch McConnell pressured several Republicans to withdraw their names from the letter pledging to oppose Obamacare funding, he falsely accused conservatives of supporting a government shutdown, and he actively encouraged Republicans to support cloture this week so the Democrats could fund Obamacare.
If Mitch McConnell had not opposed this effort, there is no question that we would have won the vote today. He showed that he has clout in Washington. Unfortunately, he used it to hurt millions of American families.
We want to thank U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) for their extraordinary courage.
Most Republicans promise to stand up for conservative principles during the campaign, but then let us down after they're elected.
Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are different. They deliver.
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These two men endured relentless attacks from all sides. The criticisms from the Democrats and the mainstream media were harsh, but the most personal attacks came from members of their own party.
We need more principled leaders like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz because Washington won't change without a fight.
We are extremely grateful to have them in the Senate defending liberty and we will continue to do everything we can to support them.
Senate Conservatives Fund