Congress is in recess and some of your Congressmen are back home holding town hall meetings. I was honored to lead folks in the Pledge of Allegiance and give the invocation for the Lawrenceville town hall meeting of my Congressman Rob Woodall. Among other things, I prayed for peace. All I can say is imagine what it would have been like if I hadn’t prayed for peace.
The most contentious issue for Woodall right now is the proposal to defund Obamacare in the upcoming continuing resolution battle. As you are all aware it’s become a popular proposal. Woodall is of the opinion that such a strategy will not likely be successful and we should have that fight in the upcoming fight over raising the debt ceiling. Woodall maintains that strategy gives opponents of the ACA the best chance of success. Unfortunately, some are viewing Woodall’s position as one of support for Obamacare or a lack of courage to have the fight. Let me say this about Congressman Woodall, lack of courage is not a problem, he’s not one to check which way the wind is blowing before he decides what to do – if he were he would have jumped on board the proposal even though he clearly disagrees with it as a matter of strategy. Also, Woodall still held two live town halls and a telephone town hall this week, knowing folks would be upset with him for his stance. If you look around the country, you’ll find members of Congress who canceled their public meetings to avoid such confrontations. At the very least Woodall deserves credit for taking the tough questions and giving truthful answers.
Woodall was on the Erick Erickson radio show last night defending his position and you can listen to that interview here.
On a related note, Erick was a guest on the Coffee and Markets podcast talking about Delta, UPS, and the defund it proposal.
So, opponents of the ACA, what’s the best strategy to get rid of it? Defund it in the CR, the debt ceiling fight, or something else?