8 Things You Might Have Missed at Conversations with Conservatives

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As the Senate discussed a deal to end the government shutdown, House conservatives on the other side of Capitol Hill tackled the issues under debate at Conversations with Conservatives.

Panelists included Representatives Raúl Labrador (R-ID), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), and Matt Salmon (R-AZ).

Here are some of the top tweets from the event:

First Q at #cwc13 from @russellberman is doozy: “Was it (shutdown) worth it?” Shorter Rep Labrador: Yes.

— Alicia M. Cohn (@aliciacohn) October 16, 2013

Rep @Raul_Labrador says Obama refuses to negotiate – points out that Obama would be ready to breach the debt ceiling to hurt GOP

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 16, 2013

Rep @Raul_Labrador responds to “was it worth it?” question – “Any time you try to stand up for the American people, it’s worth it”

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 16, 2013

Tim Huelskamp: Waving the white flag is never going to work, whether it’s the Berlin Wall or Washington, D.C. #CWC113

— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) October 16, 2013

More Raul Labrador: “I’ve been really proud of Speaker Boehner. I’m more upset with my Republican conference.”

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 16, 2013

Congressman Salmon said that Obamacare was not ready to be released but the President was too stubborn to admit it. He said that Obamacare has to be delayed and he expects the President to recognize the individual mandate, at least, cannot be implemented next year.

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) : ‘Mark My Words’ Obama Will Delay Individual Mandate http://t.co/nKyvT8y1bT — TheRittenbergReport (@TheRReport) October 16, 2013

Regarding immigration, Congressman Labrador said that President Obama will never negotiate.

Rep @Raul_Labrador feels Obama will never negotiate with Republicans on immigration – adds that he would rather “destroy Republican party”

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 16, 2013

Rep. Labrador: It would be “crazy” to enter negotiations with the president on Immigration.

— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurnsRCP) October 16, 2013