See notes below from my FNC colleague Kara Rowland on Capitol Hill:
1:54:59 PM The Sen has acted and we did it with bipartisan cooperation
1:55:22 PM bill we just passed would pass the House overwhelmingly if speaker had courage to bring it for a vote
1:55:52 PM We are going to accept NOTHING that relates to Obamacare — isn’t the time or place
1:56:53 PM The time for games is over
1:57:22 PM Tea Party anarchists – think of how they look to the American ppl
Why don’t they get a life and talk about something else?
2:00:51 PM The Senate acted very responsibly
2:01:23 PM Accept what we send over so we can get to the real issues
2:01:48 PM A shutdown is not an idle exercise (goes through consequences for veterans, military, student loans etc)
2:03:55 PM consider what we witnessed this week…44 Republican senators were there today – 25 of them voted not to shut the govt down
2:04:46 PM after all those threats…
2:05:01 PM what happened was a repudiation of Tea Party politics
2:06:21 PM Senate has rebuffed Cruz and Lee attempt to hold America hostage
2:07:04 PM Sen McConnell stepped aside – he let the process play out
2:07:22 PM we are now 3 days 9 hrs away and we are getting closer every second
2:07:44 PM The Republican House caucus is tied in a knot
2:08:34 PM If Boehner tries to attach anything to this CR – a shutdown
Because we are at the mercy of Sen Cruz
Anything he changes will give Cruz a chance to delay and shut down the govt
2:09:55 PM Boehner – stand aside. Let members vote their conscience
2:10:50 PM another tea party tantrum is the only thing that can cause a shutdown
2:11:47 PM Up to Boehner to decide if he represents the tea party or Amer ppl
Q Any avenues for negotiations with Boehner?
A Reid: no…this is the weird caucus
Q One week CR?
A not going to speculate on what they’ll send us.
Q But why wouldn’t House Rs use their leverage?
A you are using weird caucus math.
Q What about red state dems who took tough votes?
A American ppl said Romney you’re wrong…2:14:49 PM this is a law. Four years old … Let them find something else to be weird about
Q Won’t accept any riders?