Quantcast
Connect with us

‘Congress needs to do their job now’: Mike Pence demands GOP ‘repeal now and replace later’

Published

on

Vice President Mike Pence played a pivotal role in the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Two Republicans said that they would not vote for the GOP health plan, effectively killed the bill.

Mitch McConnell blamed Democrats for the failure of the bill, despite the fact that Republicans hold the majority in the House and Senate. Democrats have long held that they want to work to fix Obamacare, not completely repeal and replace as the GOP has pledged to their supporters they’d do.

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump has “signed more laws than any president in history,” according to Mike Pence, speaking at National Retail Federation’s annual Retail Advocates Summit Tuesday. It was a factually inaccurate statement.

Pence later said to lukewarm applause that every day Obamacare survives is another day the American economy and American families struggle. He blasted the law and “broken promises” made by lawmakers, which many states refused to even enact.

He repeated similar comments by McConnell saying that each statistic reveals a name and a story dealing with healthcare struggles. Those statistics also reveal that the majority of Americans oppose the GOP plan and overwhelmingly support Obamacare.

“Obamacare has failed and Obamacare must go,” Pence said. He went on to thank and congratulate McConnell and some Republicans who supported the president’s efforts.

ADVERTISEMENT

“President Trump and I fully support the majority leader’s decision to move forward with a bill that just removes Obamacare and gives Congress time, as the president said, to start with a clean slate,” Pence said.

He heralded the 2015 law passed by the House and Senate that was vetoed by former President Barack Obama. According to the CBO score, that bill would cut 32 million off of healthcare and double premiums for Americans. Despite passing in 2015, that law is not expected to pass the Senate either. If the law were to be repealed now and replaced later the CBO predicts 18 million in the first year would be kicked off of health insurance and 32 million by 2026. Kaiser Family Foundation also predicts a significant spike in premiums as people rush out of the market.

“Congress needs to step up and do their job and Congress needs to do their job now!” Pence said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Already Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) has said she’s out.

As has Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).

You can watch the speech below:

ADVERTISEMENT


'Congress needs to do their job now': Mike… by sarahburris


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Trump literally just confessed to the crime’: Pennsylvania Democrat

Published

on

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) believes President Donald Trump confessed to bribing or extorting Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

The president told reporters Monday morning at the United Nations that he had withheld foreign aid from Ukraine as he discussed alleged corruption involving Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

"It's very important to talk about corruption," Trump. "If you don't talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?...It's very important that on occasion you speak to somebody about corruption."

Continue Reading

Facebook

GOP mass exodus: ‘staggering’ number of House Republicans leaving – one way or another – since Trump became president

Published

on

The ongoing GOP mass exodus is even larger than many may have realized. Nearly four out of every ten Republican Representatives who were in office the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president no longer are or have announced they no longer will be U.S. Congressmen or Congresswomen.

The Washington Post reports that in the almost three years since Trump took office, due to resignations, retirements, and election losses "nearly 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who were in office in January 2017 are gone or leaving."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump’s jumbled response to Ukraine scandal is a strong signal of what’s to come: columnist

Published

on

On Monday, President Donald Trump denied allegations that he extorted the president of Ukraine for information about Joe Biden. “It’s a ridiculous story,” Trump said during an appearance at the United Nations.

The controversy emerged after an anonymous whistleblower in the intelligence community logged a complaint with their agency about improper behavior by the president on a phone call with a foreign leader. “It’s a partisan whistleblower,” the president added.

Previously, the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani had traveled to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Critics worry that during a conversation with the president of Ukraine about rooting out corruption in his country, Trump suggested he offer information about Biden in exchange for funding.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Investigate and Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image