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O’Reilly: Republicans Who Rejected Health Care Bill for ‘Ideological Reasons’ Made GOP Look Bad

Bill O’Reilly said tonight that the failure to pass the American Health Care Act last Friday “hurt the Republican party and President Trump.”

He said that it doesn’t do any good for people to oppose “the first proposal the House puts forth” when the Senate is going to change the proposal once it’s their turn anyway. O’Reilly argued that the House should have “move[d] the process along,” then voted their conscience once the final version of the bill was before them.

“But by throwing the whole thing out for ideological reasons,” O’Reilly added, “nothing is accomplished other than the Republicans looking bad.”

One of the biggest takeaways for O’Reilly from this health care fight is that many conservative Republicans who opposed the bill “will not compromise.” He brought up comments made by a Republican congressman today who left the House Freedom Caucus over the resistance many members had to support the bill.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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