After Shutdown Fiasco, What's Next for the G.O.P.?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) (Win McNamee/Getty)

"What's next for conservatives?"

In a speech delivered at the Heritage Foundation yesterday, Senator Mike Lee addressed this question. It's a good question, as GOP poll numbers have tanked following the government shutdown earlier this month that Lee helped lead.

“Especially in the wake of recent controversies, many conservatives are more frustrated with the establishment than ever before and we have every reason to be," Lee said in prepared remarks. "But however justified, frustration is not a platform, anger is not an agenda, and outrage as a habit is not even conservative.”

Lee brushed off concerns over party squabbles and doubled down on what he says is the party's top priority: repealing the Affordable Care Act. 

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent explains where the GOP stands.



Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Megan Quellhorst


Gianna Palmer

Comments [1]


Actually the second offer the GOP made to Obama was to delay Obamacare for a year. Obama said absolutely not. So the shutdown fiasco can be solidly laid on President Obama who refused to delay the obamacare fiasco for a year. Which we now see he should have been begging the GOP to agree to. If the media did anything other than read off DNC talking points - this would be leading every news cast.

Oct. 30 2013 02:16 PM

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