America: Betrayed by 25 Republicans

thumbs_downFellow Conservatives:

Earlier today, the United States Senate voted to fund Obamacare.

There were 25 Republicans who betrayed their principles and voted for cloture, giving Democrats the power to implement this terrible law.

This is a disappointing loss, but the bill now goes back to the House where Republicans must hold their ground and refuse to fund Obamacare.

Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid(D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare today:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN) John Cornyn (R-TX)
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
John Barrasso (R-WY) John Hoeven (R-ND)
Roy Blunt (R-MO) Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
John Boozman (R-AR) Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Richard Burr (R-NC) Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ) John McCain (R-AZ)
Dan Coats (R-IN) Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Tom Coburn (R-OK) Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK)
Thad Cochran (R-MS) John Thune (R-SD)
Susan Collins (R-ME) Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Bob Corker (R-TN)  


There were a lot of people who worked against us in this fight, but nobody worked harder to fund Obamacare in the Senate than Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Leader.

Mitch McConnell pressured several Republicans to withdraw their names from the letter pledging to oppose Obamacare funding, he falsely accused conservatives of supporting a government shutdown, and he actively encouraged Republicans to support cloture this week so the Democrats could fund Obamacare.

If Mitch McConnell had not opposed this effort, there is no question that we would have won the vote today. He showed that he has clout in Washington. Unfortunately, he used it to hurt millions of American families.


We want to thank U.S.Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) for their extraordinary courage.

Most Republicans promise to stand up for conservative principles during the campaign, but then let us down after they’re elected.

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are different. They deliver. 

VIDEO: Watch Ted Cruz’s Epic Stand

These two men endured relentless attacks from all sides. The criticisms from the Democrats and the mainstream media were harsh, but the most personal attacks came from members of their own party.

We need more principled leaders like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz becauseWashington won’t change without a fight.

We are extremely grateful to have them in the Senate defending liberty and we will continue to do everything we can to support them.

Best regards,

Matt Hoskins
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund


  1. Dpmt says:

    I’m not surprised to see my establishment GOP senator vote this way against the will of the people. He will NEVER get my vote again.

  2. thisoldspouse says:

    What has happened to Tom Coburn? More and more he has shown that he is going to the dark side.

  3. publiushuldah says:

    Those 25 have no Principles to betray.

    But the Senate Conservative Fund is no better: Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Jim DeMint, et. al., are proponents of the so-called “balanced budget amendment” (BBA).

    Our Constitution is one of “enumerated powers” only. The enumerated powers are the only objects on which Congress is lawfully authorized to appropriate funds.

    The reason we have a $17 trillion debt is because Congress appropriates funds for programs & purposes & agencies which are not among the enumerated powers.

    The BBA cuts the heart out of our Constitution of “enumerated powers”, and replaces it with the principle that Congress may lawfully spend money on whatever it wants, as long as, they don’t spend (1) more than they extract from you in taxes, or (2) more than a certain percentage of the GDP.

    So what the BBA actually does is legalize spending which is now unconstitutional as outside the enumerated powers of the federal government.

    It is impossible that Mike Lee – who pretends to be a “constitutional scholar” – does not understand this. The BBA is a monstrous hoax and a poisonous deception.

    People! We must STOP letting the establishment “conservatives” choose our heroes for us. They are not on our side.

    Read the list of powers delegated to Congress at Art. I, Sec. 8, clauses 3-16 over the Country at large. THAT, plus the salaries on the civil list, is all that Congress has lawful authority to appropriate funds for the Country at Large.

  4. dr. theo says:

    Dan Coats (RINO-IN) predictably voted with Harry Reid and all the D’s, effectively flipping his constituents the “bird.” Hoosiers disapprove of Obamacare almost two to one. The Tea Party is strong in Indiana and I am confident Coats will be primaried in the next election cycle, and likely loose.