Rep. Issa: Obamacare concerns not worth a shutdown; denies shutting down government

Rep. Issa: Obamacare concerns not worth a shutdown; denies shutting down government

CNN Press Room

On “New Day” this morning, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told Anchor Chris Cuomo that he did not shut down the government, while claiming that the problems with Obamacare are “small” and not worth shutdown.

Rep. Issa said, “All we’re trying to do is keep the American people from being forced into buying into exchanges before they even are up and running or we know how much they cost. Is it small? Yes, it’s small. Is it worth a shutdown? Of course not.”

When Cuomo asked Rep. Issa if he thought it was wrong to shut down the government, he replied, “You can’t accuse me of beating my wife and then turn around and tell me isn’t that true. We did not shut down the government. We offered to the Senate again and again things to keep the government fully funded. We have said we want to go to conference, we…

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