FLASHBACK: That Time Paul Ryan Crowed He'd Crush Obamacare

Elias Hubbard
April 2, 2017

Trump singled out Democrats Sen. "And that's such an easy one", Trump told the crowd, calling such a deal "a very good thing".

He also criticized members of the conservative wing of the Republican party, the Freedom Caucus.

He says: "Hopefully it'll start being bipartisan". Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) - leader of the moderate Tuesday Group - confirmed that Trump upbraided him during a recent meeting at the White House and accused him of "destroying" the Republican Party. "Now we have Obamacare".

Now we have the Democrats gloating over the failure of the Republican plan and the Republicans, or at least President Trump, saying he will wait for "Obamacare" to fail.

"It is pretty obvious we were not able in the House to pass a replacement".

"But he's going to have to tell the Freedom Caucus and the hard-right special wealthy interests who are dominating his presidency. he can't work with them, and we'll certainly look at his proposals", Schumer said. "We believe it will not work out". "Sorry that didn't work", McConnell added. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its markup to consider the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch - President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. And, senior Republicans and the White House are eager to move on to tax overhaul legislation.

They own it, 100 percent own it.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, said members who were reluctant to support the American Health Care Act last week now "expressed a willingness to work on getting to yes" in today's meeting, which lasted roughly two hours.

Ryan wouldn't elaborate on any details of a new plan or on a timeline. We're going to keep working. "It is just too important".

The initial failure of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) calls into question the ability of Trump and the Republican-led Congress to pass other major legislation, analysts argue.

Those comments landed with a thud on the Senate side. He's trying to negotiate with several hundred people on a piece of legislation. "Doesn't have a chance", former Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said.

The health-care sector was one of four in the S&P 500 to close in green territory on Monday, which was also helped by slight gains in large-cap stocks Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. As a result it was pulled just hour before a vote was scheduled to take place, putting healthcare reform firmly on the back burner. "We always have been", he said.

The idea to attach Planned Parenthood funding to the larger bill and risk a government shutdown has been the subject of media speculation but no GOP leader had displayed any enthusiasm for it.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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