At The Final Hour, These Two Republicans Betrayed Trump & Picked Obama

What the heck is going on in Washington D.C? Just moments away from repealing and replacing Obamacare, two Republicans went back on previous agreements to take Obama’s side and choose ObamaCare.

Republican Senators Mike Lee (UT) and Jerry Moran (KS) declared that they will be joining Rand Paul (KY) and Susan Collins (ME) in opposition to the current version of the bill. Several other Republican senators had been undecided, but only two could vote against the bill and still get the bill to pass.

Senator Lee said of his decision:

“In addition to not repealing all of the Obamacare taxes, it doesn’t go far enough in lowering premiums for middle-class families; nor does it create enough free space from the most costly Obamacare regulations.”

Senator Moran said:

“We should not put our stamp of approval on bad policy. We must now start fresh with an open legislative process to develop innovative solutions that provide greater personal choice, protections for pre-existing conditions, increased access and lower overall costs for Kansans.”

President Trump had invited several senators to dinner over the weekend to talk about the healthcare bill and shore up support for it. He had previously called Obamacare a “disaster” and urged the Senate to replace it in a video last week:

President Trump and ourselves were feeling confident. Trump had the plan, and until now..the support.

Senate Majority Mitch McConnell is in a tough bind to craft legislation that appeals to nearly all Republican senators. Even the addition of Ted Cruz’s amendment to allow some insurers to offer cheaper plans outside of Obamacare did not win enough Senators.

But this isn’t good enough. Trump needs the support.

The Republican legislators need to get their acts together. They have been promising to repeal Obamacare for years, and now they finally have their chance.

2 thoughts on “At The Final Hour, These Two Republicans Betrayed Trump & Picked Obama

  • 07/19/2017 at 2:07 am
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    next election will be interesting. all the seats gained may end up being lost because people are tired of being stabbed in the back. i know i’m tired of the “two sides of the same coin” bullcrap!

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  • 07/20/2017 at 12:03 am
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    Repeal Obamacare! Effective not more than a year in the future, so that whatever happens in the midterms. That way, the Democrats would be pressed by their constituents to come to the table . Either way, Obamacare wouold be gone. And republicans could point to the democrats if they refused any new coverage. To be honest, I’d don’t care if they put any coverage back! If McDonald’s can’t put tomatoes on their burgers because it would impactthe market too much, can you imagine how it’s inflating insurance premiums by having the U.S. government keeping the prices high?

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