Roberts now backs brinkmanship on Obamacare

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has now signed on to a campaign to shut down the federal government if necessary to block the Affordable Care Act. Roberts was the 14th GOP senator to support the threat – a strategy dismissed by many GOP leaders as crazy and a repeat of the politically disastrous government shutdown in 1995-96. Roberts joined the campaign after being targeted in an online ad by tea party groups. All four U.S. House members from Kansas were already on board. That leaves Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., as the only delegation member who hasn’t endorsed this brinkmanship.