From FNC Chad Pergram
Urgent: Boehner tells House GOP they need to pass CR “or the Democrats who run the rest of Washington essentially get everything they want”
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
The following are remarks from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) during the closed door House GOP Conference on passing a CR to avoid a government shutdown and defunding Obamacare.
From a source familiar with the remarks in the room:
On every major issue we’ve faced for the past two and a half years, the math has been the same. House Republicans either find a way together to get to 218, or the Democrats who run the rest of Washington essentially get everything they want.
On the CR, we know what the position of this Conference is. Every Member in this room is for defunding Obamacare while letting the rest of the government continue to operate.
We’re going to put Obamacare defunding directly into the CR. And then we’re going to send it over to the Senate, so our conservative allies over there can continue the fight. That’s where the fight is.”