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By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2013
One of the senators leading the opposition to funding Obamacare in the stopgap spending bill is comparing the fight to one of the greatest battles for liberty in the history of the republic.
“I would remind your listeners out there that the Revolutionary War was fought and won with the support from what was initially a minority within a minority of Americans,” Sen. Mike Lee said Monday evening. “There are lots of fights that we have fought as Americans where we were the underdog, or where not everyone was on board, but a select few [believed] that it was worth fighting, and eventually they persuaded others to go along and eventually they won.”
The Utah Republican’s comments came on conservative Mark Levin’s radio show.
“This is one of those moments where we as Americans have to stand together and where the Congress needs to stand with the American people who are calling in in overwhelming numbers saying please, keep the government funded, but defund Obamacare.”
Niels Lesniewski has covered the Senate for CQ Roll Call since January 2010, and more recently as a staff writer and resident procedure guru for Roll Call. Niels holds degrees in both government and theater but sometimes can't tell the difference between the two. @nielslesniewski