Some of the criticisms of the House GOP-led health care process recently have come from fellow Republicans. Senator Tom Cotton––who wants to see Obamacare repealed––said back in March that they shouldn’t have “release[d] a bill that was written in secret and expect to pass it in 18 days.” And Senator Lindsey Graham recently tweeted this:
A bill — finalized yesterday, has not been scored, amendments not allowed, and 3 hours final debate — should be viewed with caution.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 4, 2017
On ABC’s This Week today, George Stephanopoulos spoke with Speaker Paul Ryan and brought up the time in 2009 when he himself said, “I don’t think we should pass bills that we haven’t read, that we don’t know what they cost… If you rush this thing through before anybody even knows what it is, that’s not good democracy.”
Stephanopoulos brought up how some members of Congress didn’t read the GOP health care bill in full before voting for it and how “there wasn’t a CBO analysis of this bill.”
Ryan said, “I think this is kind of a bogus attack from the left.”
He said the bill’s been online “for two months.” Stephanopoulos countered that it wasn’t “the final version,” and Ryan said, “The final version was an amendment that was 3 pages long. It takes you 30 seconds to read.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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