Keith Ellison (D-Minn) moves to adjourn House to protest Obamacare vote
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., shut the House down for 15 minutes Tuesday by forcing a roll call vote on his motion to adjourn in protest of tomorrow’s expected vote on a GOP measure to repeal President Obama’s health care law.
Ellison called the GOP repeal measure – the 31st attempt to repeal “Obamacare” in whole or in part – “political theater at its worst.”
Noting that the GOP measure has no chance in the Senate, Ellison accused Republicans of wasting time.
“I move to adjourn,” he said, “because we’re not doing anything anyway.” The floor debate on the “Repeal of ObamaCare Act” is being led today by Minnesota Republican John Kline.
“This is political theater at its worst because Americans are out of work and this body isn’t doing anything about it. Everyone here knows that the President can’t just whip up a jobs bill out of thin air. Congress has to pass it, but Congress wont pass it because they’re busy doing political stunts and that is a shame.”