GOP Senate Aide: Trump May Have Just Randomly Listed GOP Senators Tasked to Replace Obamacare


The Hill reported a Senate GOP aide said President Donald Trump listing off names of Republican senators who are working to replace the Affordable Care Act was doubtful because they are not working on the issue.

The aide said, “I think he just sort of listed names,” of senators who normally work on healthcare. GOP Senators are hoping Trump’s new push to replace the ACA fails because there’s little chance they can actually replace it since Democrats control the House.

Trump once again pushed for Senate Republicans to come up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Monday.

“The cost of ObamaCare is far too high for our great citizens. The deductibles, in many cases way over $7000, make it almost worthless or unusable,” Trump tweeted.

He specifically called for Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) to lead the effort.

The tweet comes after he said Barrasso, Scott, and Cassidy were already working together to replace the ACA on Thursday.

“If you’re looking strictly at political outcomes, it could be argued that a lot of members don’t want to see this struck down because they don’t want to deal with the fallout,” one Republican senator told The Hill.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.