Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) still wants to see ObamaCare repeal after being one of its biggest critics that helped defeat the GOP replacement bill on Friday.
Speaking to Eric Bolling on Fox News, Paul admitted that he encouraged the ‘Freedom Caucus’ to defeat the bill by using tips from President Trump’s book, “The Art of the Deal”.
“I want to show our audience a little piece of tape from earlier in the week,” Bolling said, “where you actually went to the House Freedom Caucus side, and I guess you were teaching them the ‘Art of the Deal.’”
“I brought you all a gift tonight,” Paul said to the Freedom Caucus. “‘The Art of the Deal.’ I do think it’s important as we go into this that we realize we have enormous power, actually you guys, have enormous power if you stick together. I put up a quote from the Art of the Deal that I thought was appropriate. ‘The worst thing you can possible do in a deal is to seem desperate to make it. That makes the other guy smell blood, and then you’re dead.’”
But Sen. Rand Paul is still big on repealing ObamaCare – he wants it done next week!
“You know I think the Freedom Caucus wants what all conservatives want, and that is a repeal of Obamacare that ultimately lowers the price of insurance for people. If you look at the number one problem of Obamacare, it’s the people in the individual market go out to buy insurance, and the premiums are soaring through the roof, that’s the real problem.
And that’s why what I promoted as the number one replacement is letting people join buying groups. And one of the unreported stories of this week is the House of Representatives actually passed my replacement version or a similar version, for letting people join buying groups, or co-ops to bring prices down.”
“What I’m advising Senator McConnell and the leadership is,” he concluded, “that bill should be brought up next week. This is a bill that is a big part of replacement. We should bring it up next week and see how the Democrats respond to that.”