Rand Paul: ‘I Don’t Think Shutting Down the Government Is a Good Idea’

by Katrina Trinko

Talking about the Obamacare defunding push, Senator Rand Paul said he did not believe a government shutdown was the answer.

“I don’t think shutting down the government is a good idea,” Paul said on Fox News Sunday.

But, while acknowledging it was unlikely the Senate would pass a continuing resolution defunding Obamacare, Paul called on House Republicans to take advantage of their majority and defund Obamacare in their continuing resolution.

Then, Paul proposed, Republicans could get Democrats to compromise and agree to some changes in conference that would delay and/or weaken Obamacare.