Sean Hannity challenged Republicans to take a stand against ObamaCare, instead of waiting until after the 2014 election. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) helped out Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his 21-hour speech in protest of the president's health care law.
Hannity pressed Paul on why more Republicans aren't joining him, Cruz and Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio. Republicans ran on repealing ObamaCare, Hannity pointed out, but now they fear that they'll be blamed for shutting down the government.
If they wait until January 2015, Hannity predicted it will be "impossible" for them to change the law. Sen. Paul said he will not vote for one penny on ObamaCare, but he doesn't think it's a good idea to shut down the government.
Hannity challenged Sen. Paul, "Is this not worth taking a stand on?"
The senator responded that it could be a distraction at a time when the GOP is trying to grow the party. "Maybe we force them to get rid of the worst parts of ObamaCare. Maybe we don't ultimately win. All I'm being is a realist."
"I think what a lot of people want is for the Republicans to fight," Hannity said. "It's either you stand up and you risk what the media, and risk what the left will say about you being guilty about shutting down the government, or you wait 'til 2015 after an election that you may or may not win and you still have Obama as president."