Schumer: GOP health bill failed because of Trump incompetence, broken promises
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 26, 2017,
Mar 26, 2017, 21:23
"We won't have to come to them after Obamacare explodes", Trump said.
But when the House chose to pull the vote on his health care legislation, some of Trump's first calls were to the media, and specifically reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times - two of the news outlets he has attacked the most. Two months into Trump's administration, Schumer says he has never seen such incompetence from the White House.
While Ryan predicted Obamacare may fall under its own weight, Crowley said, "We can't let that happen".
After emerging from Ryan's office on Friday, following the bill's failure, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) told Mic, "There wasn't a single Democrat that worked with us on any piece of this".
Well, welcome to health care 2.0, and this time around Republican House leaders are the ones pushing a bill that we can only learn the details of if it passes.
Donald Trump had to blame somebody and he elected not to emphasize his own party on its failure to push his healthcare bill through congress The bill, sometimes called TrumpRyanCare because it had the support of the two most powerful men in Washington (the President and the Speaker of the House), was pulled. "We had no Democratic support", the President said in his opening statement. For seven years, they passed doomed legislation to repeal Obamacare, and promised day after day to constituents that killing it would be their No. 1 priority if they ever had the chance. We never said it was flawless.
"For the president to say that he'll destroy it, or undermine it, that's not presidential. Ready when you are to talk real solutions to fix ACA for American people", he wrote. There was a plan to give Americans affordable health insurance first above everything else. "That's petulance", Schumer said. But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) countered that it's the president's job to enforce the law.
"Because he's the president and the American people know he's in charge and they want him to make things better". "We got none, zero". "If he changes, he could have a different presidency".
But the Senate Democratic leader did make one statement that doesn't jell with the Republican talking points.