‘Have We Forgotten Everything Reagan Taught Us?’: Newt Gingrich Now a Nay on AHCA


Less than an hour before the House is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act, former House speaker and prominent Donald Trump campaign surrogate Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to question why such an unpopular bill was being put up for a vote.

A Quinnipiac University poll says that only 17% of Americans support the GOP health care plan.

Still, Gingrich’s Friday afternoon tweet is difficult to square with some of his social media comments on the American Health Care Act from earlier in the week. On Tuesday, he urged republicans to unanimously vote for the legislation.

And earlier Friday, he wrote that passage of the bill would be a signature accomplishment for the president.

Early Friday afternoon, NBC News reported that 34 republicans planned to vote against the bill, 12 more than necessary to defeat the measure.

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