During today’s White House press briefing, Sean Spicer said that the Obamacare replacement bill is not being “jammed” down anyone’s throat. CNN’s Jim Acosta took issue with that characterization.
When you have committees working almost through the night, when you have members of Congress being asked to weigh in on a proposal that has not been scored by the Congressional Budget Office… you have a lot of the stakeholders that were involved in the formulation of Obamacare… [who] have not been part of that process, that pretty much meets the definition of jamming things through.
“The White House may be saying we’re not jamming it through,” he told Brooke Baldwin, “but they are jamming it through at this point.”
He said they are trying to fast-track this because they know how difficult a sell this will be to conservatives who have already expressed their opposition to the replacement bill.
Watch above, via CNN.
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