Press Releases

Rubio: “To my Republican colleagues, I would just say this: if we’re not going to draw a line in the sand on ObamaCare, we have no lines in the sand. If this issue is not important enough for us to draw a line in the sand, what issue is? This is not a political issue. This is not a partisan issue.”

 

Excerpt from U.S. Senate Floor Speech
Senator Marco Rubio
July 25, 2013
http://youtu.be/iNAGH4DLry8

Senator Marco Rubio: “How can we go forward with this? We have a chance to stop this, and it may be our last best chance, and it comes in September when we have to pass a short-term budget in this chamber. And if we vote for a budget that funds this, this is going to move forward and hurt people terribly. And those who vote for it are going to have to answer for that.

“To my Republican colleagues, I would just say this: if we’re not going to draw a line in the sand on ObamaCare, we have no lines in the sand. If this issue is not important enough for us to draw a line in the sand, what issue is? This is not a political issue. This is not a partisan issue.

“Today, I am giving this speech on behalf of the hardworking men and women of this country, working class, middle class, small business owners who are going to be terribly impacted by this law. We cannot just stand by and allow it to go further. We have to do everything we can to keep this from happening to people. And in September, we will have our last best chance to do that.”