Should House Speaker Paul Ryan resign over the failed health care bill?
- Author: Rita Burton Mar 29, 2017,
Mar 29, 2017, 1:55
Trump tasked House Speaker Paul Ryan with developing a bill that the House would support. But Trump is also still doing some finger-pointing about who is to blame for last week's health care debacle. Noah said. "They've been running against Obamacare for seven years, every election they've been like 'vote for us America, we're going to repeal and replace, ' but now when they actually have control of their entire government, they fail to agree on their own plan".
Judge Jeanine Pirro accused the Wisconsin lawmaker of having "failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill, one trumpeted to repeal and replace Obamacare". My sources tell me other Republicans would have likely joined the opposition in the Senate if push came to shove.
"I want to thank Paul Ryan", Trump said from the Oval Office on Friday. He could have referred people to her show any day, but chose that specific one. The bill was pulled Friday, March 24, and announced by Paul Ryan on Saturday night.
Earlier on Saturday, Trump tweeted a teaser, urging his Twitter followers to watch Pirro's show.
Increasingly, that blame has fallen on Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, who coordinated initial legislative strategy on the health care bill with Mr. Ryan, his close friend and a fellow Wisconsinite, according to three people briefed on the president's recent discussions. Wallace pushed back with an: "Oh, come on".More news: House schedules vote on ObamaCare replacement bill
"The president understands that sometimes a bad deal is worse than getting a deal", Spicer told reporters at his press briefing. The Freedom Caucus wanted a lot more, including the scrapping popular Obamacare provisions, such as allowing children to stay on their parents' insurance until they are 26 and requiring insurers to cover pre-existing conditions, both of which Trump had promised during the campaign that he wouldn't touch. He's made no official statement to that effect, and indeed has publicly cast most of the blame for the bill's failure on Democrats, but how else does one reconcile that tweet with what happened on the show?
Ryan has hurt you going forward and he's to go. In fact, Paul Ryan failed to include conservatives in the process from the very start. "I think his core principles have broad admiration in both parties".
"We feel very good, and it is because we have been negotiating and listening to one another, improving this bill, making refinements to it so we can get to the sweet spot of the consensus-building that can pass", he said.
Meanwhile, the person Trump seems inclined to rely on for advice on details, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has proven himself so far to be little more than a dilettante, taking off for a family skiing holiday just as the health-care reform moved into its crunch time in Congress. This is not on President Trump. I did not talk to the president about the tweet.
No one in the mainstream media will say it out loud, but Paul Ryan is assisting the White House cover-up, which means that the Russian Federation scandal is no longer an Executive Branch issue.