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Rep. John Culberson Uses 9/11 Catch Phrase When Voting Against Obamacare, for Gov. Shutdown

| by Michael Allen

Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) reportedly used the 9/11 phrase “Let’s roll!" before the House vote to delay Obamacare for one year, as part of the Continuing Resolution, on Saturday.

"Let's Roll" was the phrase used by Todd Beamer as he and other passengers on United Flight 93 tried to stop terrorists who had taken over the plane during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, noted Post-Gazette.com.

The National Review reports:

Chants of “Vote! Vote! Vote!” echoed through the room. Standing in the back, Boehner’s deputies watched the scene and smiled. “People went bonkers,” says Representative Matt Salmon of Arizona.

Representative John Culberson of Texas was so enthused that he yelled, “Let’s roll!” after hearing Boehner’s remarks. Culberson later told reporters he was alluding to the cry of United 93 passenger Todd Beamer.

House Republicans are now blaming Obama for the likely government shutdown.

Source: The National Review and Post-Gazette.com