Days after a House GOP-led plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act collapsed, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for congressional Republicans to quickly try again.
“That House plan had been public 18 days. Eighteen days does not a final product make,” Cruz said in a speech to the Federalist Society on Tuesday. “The task before Congress is very simple: Sit down and bring people together, focus on common ground [and] get the task done.”
His remarks come as Republicans regroup after an embarrassing setback for President Donald Trump and the GOP last Friday, when just moments before the House was expected to vote on legislation crafted by party leaders to dismantle Obamacare, Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the bill due to lack of support from both conservatives and moderates.
The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. After so many bad years they were ready for a win!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017
Trump has given mixed signals about his appetite for a renewed Obamacare repeal push, calling for the party to quickly move on to tax reform. The president later laid blame on House conservatives for killing the legislation and predicted Democrats will strike a “deal” with him once “Obamacare folds.”Read the rest of the story HERE and view related stories below:
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