Since 2010 Republicans have run on repealing and replacing Obamacare, but when the opportunity came the Senate leader couldn’t muster 50 votes for a core GOP promise. Even spineless establishment globalist Paul Ryan was able to corral his caucus into passing a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. It’s time for Mitch McConnell to put up or someone else lead the senate and GOP caucus.
McConnell was playing both sides of issues during the healthcare debate in the Senate. He was telling conservatives that bill provided massive reforms down the road and telling moderates that the reforms in the bill would never see the light of day. Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson told the Green Bay Press-Gazette, “I am concerned about Leader McConnell’s comments to apparently some of my Republican colleagues — ‘Don’t worry about some of the Medicaid reforms, those are scheduled so far in the future they’ll never take effect,'” he said. “I’ve got to confirm those comments … I think those comments are going to really put the motion to proceed in jeopardy, whether it’s on my part or others.”
“Many of us, one of the main reasons we are willing to support a bill that doesn’t even come close to repealing Obamacare … was because at least we were devolving the management back to the states, and putting some level of sustainability into an unsustainable entitlement program,” he said.
Johnson concluded, “If our leader is basically saying don’t worry about it, we’ve designed it so that those reforms will never take effect, first of all, that’s a pretty significant breach of trust, and why support the bill then?”
McConnell is a snake who has already lost the trust and confidence of his caucus and isn’t competent enough to pull his team together.
“Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful,” said McConnell. “So, in the coming days, the Senate will vote to take up the House bill with the first amendment in order being what a majority of the Senate has already supported in 2015 and that was vetoed by then-President Obama: a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay.”
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 18, 2017
Now that repeal and replace is dead in the senate, McConnell and other GOP leaders have called for a clean repeal vote, but within hours the RINO caucus in the senate has already come out and killed repeal.
New McConnell health care plan doesn’t make it to lunch: Murkowski, Collins and Capito OPPOSE motion to proceed – and others likely to also
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 18, 2017
Trump’s nominees for his administration are stuck in the senate, tax reform is dead in the senate, repeal and replace is dead in the senate, this is McConnell’s senate and McConnell must be repealed and replaced. These massive GOP majorities in congress will be wasted and 2018 will be a bloodbath for the GOP if nothing is accomplished.