House’s 2 Kings personify GOP split on shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party’s two Kings in Congress both voted against GOP leaders’ latest effort to prevent President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul from becoming entrenched, but for opposite reasons.

New York congressman Peter King says it was a mistake to link curbing “Obamacare” with averting a government shutdown.

Iowa congressman Steve King characterizes Boehner’s measure to delay making millions of people buy health insurance for a year as a retreat from defunding the new health care law entirely.

They two Kings are among 21 House members — a dozen Republicans and nine Democrats— who have bolted from the party leaders’ stand on the House’s last vote for averting a government shutdown. The House passed the bill but the Senate rejected it.

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