After all this hugga-mugga about Obamacare and it being the end of civilization as we know it, the GOP has quietly decided that their plan to defund it and wipe it off the face of the Earth didn’t go so well.
Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) acknowledged Thursday that defunding Obamacare is not going to be a part of the ongoing debate about re-opening the government and increasing the debt limit.
“That’s currently off the table,” Lankford, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, [told CNN’s Jake] Tapper. “I can tell you that’s where my constituents are overwhelmingly. They don’t want this law to go into effect at all, but that’s obviously not going to happen at this point.”