Mitt Romney: Don't tie Obamacare to government shutdown Staff
Posted: Sep 27, 2013 2:58 PM
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in an interview Friday came out against GOP efforts to link the defunding of Obamacare to avoiding a government shutdown. “We're more effective tactically not to use a shutdown of some kind to pursue the ... anti-Obamacare objective,” Romney told CNN on Friday, according to early excerpts of an interview released by the network. “I don't think that will be as effective.” The former Massachusetts governor ran on a platform of dismantling Obama’s signature legislative achievement — and he still supports defunding the health law — but believes a government shutdown would hurt Republicans politically.