McConnell on Health Bill Delay: It’s a ‘Big Complicated Bill’ That’s Going to be ‘Hard to Pass’
Following today’s announcement that the vote on the Senate health care bill would be delayed until after the July 4th recess, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a short presser to address the temporary pulling of the plan.
After stating that Democrats won’t be brought into the ongoing discussions because “they’re not interested in participating in this,” the Kentucky lawmaker was asked about the legislative process and if going back to the drawing board was an indictment of the bill itself.
The GOP leader claimed that it wasn’t an indication that it shouldn’t have been put forth at this time, stating that it is merely an “ongoing discussion” before pointing to how complex the whole thing is.
“This is a big complicated subject,” McConnell said. “If none of you have ever covered a big complicated bill, they’re hard to pull together and hard to pass.”
After the bill was revealed, and later when the Congressional Budget Office’s score was released, a number of Republican senators came out against the plan, stating that they couldn’t vote for it in its present condition.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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