Rep. Moore: Gov't Shut Down to 'Punish The People for Electing Barack Obama'

September 30, 2013 - 7:40 AM

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Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSnews.com) - Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) says Republicans want to shut down the government "to punish the people for electing Barack Obama President of the United States.”

Moore made her comments on the House floor Saturday, as lawmakers debated the language of a new continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government.

“This whole debate is a subterfuge and a proxy for a strong desire to bring this nation to its knees to punish the people for electing Barack Obama President of the United States, “ Moore said.

“This debate is not about medical devices, about birth control, about Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act. It is about continuing to have our government operate for another few days.”

Over the weekend, the House passed a short-term CR House that delays Obamacare and permanently repeals a tax on medical devices. The Senate, led by Democrats, will reject the measure on Monday, shortly before the fiscal year ends along with funding for government operations.

Both sides are blaming the other for risking a government shutdown.