GOP Rep.: We’re Concerned Trump Could Be a One-Term President If Health Care Bill Passes
Republican Congressman Thomas Massie said tonight, in response to the suggestion from President Trump that voting against the American Health Care Act could cost members their seats, that Republicans are worried Trump could be a one-term president if it ends up passing.
Massie, who has been adamantly opposed to the Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan, posted on Twitter earlier today that he’s changing his vote from no… to HELL no:
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 22, 2017
He told Kate Bolduan tonight that roughly 30 colleagues are standing just as firm as he is on this. Speaker Paul Ryan said on Fox News today that they’re adding votes, not losing votes, but Massie predicted that if they push it to the floor, it’ll fail.
This echoes remarks from Senator Mike Lee, who also predicted the bill will fail earlier today.
Bolduan brought up Trump’s warning to Republicans about losing seats if they vote down the health care bill, and Massie responded by saying, “We’re afraid he’s a one-term president if this passes. We’re trying to save him.”
He said that he has gotten a lot of constituent calls about AHCA, and it’s so far been 275 against the bill and 4 for it.
Negotiations between the White House and hesitant Republicans are continuing tonight and members of the House Freedom Caucus will reportedly be going back to the White House tomorrow morning.
Watch above, via CNN.
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