GOP Not Doing So Well With Repeal
Republicans who have vowed to “repeal and replace” the health care reform legislation haven’t had an easy time getting fellow Republicans to hop on board. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she wanted every Republican to co-sponsor her bill.
About one month later, neither Bachmann’s bill nor companion bills in the House and Senate have won majority support from their peers. Only 52 House Republicans have co-sponsored Bachmann’s repeal bill, H.R. 4903, and only 62 House Republicans have co-sponsored Rep. Steve King’s (Iowa) repeal bill, H.R. 4972. Most of the same people have co-sponsored both. Only 20 Republican senators have co-sponsored Sen. Jim DeMint’s (S.C.) repeal bill, S. 3152. That worries some Republicans who want to run hard on repeal in November.
Iowa Congressman Steve King told Dave Weigel:
If Republicans cannot unanimously come together and support 100 percent repeal of Obamacare and then start to rebuild, then we will not win this victory, because we’ll be divided by the Democrats and fighting on Obama’s turf.”Click here for reuse options!
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