Paul Ryan Fires Back at Rand Paul: ‘Obamacare Lite’ Complaints Just a ‘Publicity Stunt’

Speaker Paul Ryan fired back at Senator Rand Paul tonight over the latter’s attacks on House Republican leadership for working on “Obamacare lite” in secret.

Over the past two days, Paul has been engaging in what can only be described as a trolling of his Republican colleagues in literally searching for where the Obamacare replacement is. He’s accusing House leadership of hiding it from the public because it’s really going to end up being a watered-down Obamacare and not a full repeal-and-replace move.

Fox News’ Bret Baier asked Ryan about the general transparency complaints. Ryan responded, “Are you kidding me, Bret?”

He said all along Republicans have been very open about offering an alternative to Obamacare and this is being written by the relevant committees and not in his office in the dead of night.

Baier brought up Paul’s criticisms specifically and Ryan responded by saying while he personally likes Paul, this is one big “publicity stunt” on his part.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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