White House Correspondent April Ryan revealed on CNN Wednesday that Republicans are in “meltdown” mode over the recent failure of the GOP healthcare bill known as Trumpcare.
“I just talked to a Republican source before I came on with you,” she revealed. “The source is saying that the GOP is in meltdown about this — about healthcare. Because the president is forcing Mitch McConnell to hold a vote when there is not support for it.”
She explained that the law about healthcare isn’t about President Donald Trump getting a “win” but it’s about the American people.
“Many of the president’s supporters are not feeling the new healthcare plan that would affect them and the ways that it would,” she continued. “They are not happy with this. The president is trying to force a vote. He can have all the lunches and meetings that he can call, but when it affects the Senators constituents and affects people, and people are going to these town hall meetings screaming, these senators feel it. That’s why you are hearing from the Rand Pauls and you’re seeing the women pulling away from saying yes to a vote on this new healthcare plan. It’s going to continue to be a downward spiral and he will have to call on the higher powers if he wants to see this passed.”
Trump aides have already expressed concern that Trump’s agenda will be impossible in the wake of the healthcare law’s failure.
Jackie Kucinich, D.C. bureau chief for the Daily Beast, noted that the president celebrated with Republicans in the Rose Garden but then the following day attacked their bill as “mean.” Thus, many Republicans aren’t willing to stick their necks out for the bill when they don’t know if Trump will back them up.
Watch the full exchange below: