White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus stepped up claims, initially made by President Donald Trump, which partially blame the conservative House Freedom Caucus for the ObamaCare replacement bill’s defeat.
The comments which was also seen as a direct dig at Paul Ryan by Trump were as follows:
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2017
Trump also blamed Democrats’ inability to work with Republicans for the legislation’s failure, tweeting that the current law will eventually “explode.”
ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
Appearing on Fox News, Priebus said:
“I think the president is 100 percent correct, and he hits the bulls-eye. We can’t be chasing the perfect all the time. Sometimes you have to take the good and put it in your pocket and take the win.”
He said several Republican factions are “scrambling” in the wake of the bill’s defeat, saying that Freedom Caucus members and those in the moderate Tuesday Group are now working to find ways to prevent an ObamaCare “implosion.”
“This president is not a partisan president,” he said, adding that if the leadership can draft a bill that can pass the House with solely Republican support, they will also approve it.
Watch Priebus below – who do y’all blame?!