Scott Rigell, a Republican congressman, seems to have decided to not follow the party line on how to vote on the shut down and is now calling for a vote on a ‘clean’ continuing resolution. He was the only Republican to vote against a continuing resolution that defunded the Affordable Care Act, though his reason for doing so was because it didn’t replace the sequester.
Rigell is from a district in Virginia which, because of its proximity to Washington, DC and huge military presence, is the home to many government workers and thus may be feeling the repercussions of the shut down more acutely than most of his colleagues. Although Rigell does not like the ACA and wants to have it defunded, we have seen that that is not enough for the purists who see willingness to shut down the government over it as the test of their sincerity. He has already been called a RINO.
The Daily Show‘s Samantha Bee interviews this traitor.
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