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‘GOP Shouldn’t Act Like Dems’: Sen. Tom Cotton Urges House Republicans to ‘Start Over’ on Obamacare Replacement

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Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton had tough words for his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives. In a blistering series of early morning tweets — wonder where he got that idea — the Senator implored members of the House to nix their current Obamacare replacement bill and start over.

“GOP shouldn’t act like [Democrats did in [Obamacare]], he wrote. “What matters in long run is better, more affordable health care for Americans, NOT House leaders’ arbitrary legislative calendar.”

The tweets had already begun to take off Thursday morning and began percolating online and on television. Cotton joins a growing number of Republican, Democratic, and bipartisan observers who have come out against the American Health Care Act. President Donald Trump, however, says he stands behind the bill and is prepared to go to bat for it around the country.

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