Ellison moves to adjourn House to protest Obamacare vote
July 10, 2012 — 1:29pm
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., shut the House down for 15 minutes Tuesday by forcing a roll call vote on his motion to adjourn in protest of tomorrow’s expected vote on a GOP measure to repeal President Obama’s health care law.
Ellison called the GOP repeal measure – the 31st attempt to repeal “Obamacare” in whole or in part – “political theater at its worst.”
Noting that the GOP measure has no chance in the Senate, Ellison accused Republicans of wasting time.
“I move to adjourn,” he said, “because we’re not doing anything anyway.”
Rep. Roz Peterson, R-Lakeville, said at a Monday news conference that a constituent had contacted her after receiving a voter registration form from MNsure, the state-run health insurance exchange, even though the person in question is already registered to vote and does not purchase health insurance through MNsure.