"The people have spoken. The Republican primary electorate has spoken so he deserves the opportunity to be our nominee," Rooney said. "If he screws it up as the nominee and hurts the down-ballot ticket, then he screws it up. But right now the people want him to be the nominee."
"If we have to do a clean debt limit vote on the first day ... if certain people want to say that's a signal of things to come, that it's more of the same, that's kind of unfair," said GOP Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida.