Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) — Some of the House Republicans' strongest opponents of raising the U.S. debt limit without conditions say they won't try to stop Speaker John Boehner from pushing a bill through if it's the only way to avoid default.

"I'm not going to be particularly critical" of leaders bringing up such a measure if it's needed, Representative Steve King, an Iowa Republican, said in an interview yesterday. "I'm just not going to vote for a debt ceiling increase."

House Republicans' demand to roll back parts of the Obamacare health-care law as part of a measure to increase the debt ceiling contributed to a 16-day partial government shutdown in October. Boehner later called that a "predictable disaster," and party members say they won't let the U.S. default on its obligations.

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