Sunday, 12 Mar 2017 12:28 PM
House Republicans who vote for an Obamacare replacement plan that can't pass in the Senate "walk the plank," risking voters' wrath and losing the GOP majority in the lower chamber, Sen. Tom Cotton warned Sunday.
In an interview with ABC News' "This Week," the Arkansas Republican said the GOP's current plan needs a lot of work.
"It probably can be fixed," he said. "It will take a lot of carpentry on the framework. As written today, it cannot pass the Senate. I believe it would have adverse consequences for millions of Americans and wouldn't deliver on our promises to reduce the cost of health insurance to Americans."
"I would say to my friends in the House of Representatives, do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote."
He said lawmakers need to take a "pause."
"I'm afraid if they vote for the bill, they'll put the House majority at risk next year," he said.
"We have majorities in the House and the Senate, and in the White House not only to repeal Obamacare and get healthcare reform right, but to reform our taxes and our regulations and build up our military and accomplish many other things."
Like I said, Trump seems to be trying to keep his campaign promises, but it's not his fault if Congress and the SCOTUS get in his way.
However, one thing is his fault - at least when it comes to healthcare. He is so wealthy, that what seems like a fortune to us, is chump change to him. He's the type that would go to a fancy restaurant (before he was president of course) and tip someone $50 for the best table and not even blink. He'd buy a $100 bottle of wine and not think twice about it. He'd spend more on that one meal than we'd spend in a week at the grocery store.
His ideas on healthcare are the ideas of a man who thinks of a $100 bill the way we think of a penny. That is not good. Trump needs to get with people who are in touch with the working class and LISTEN to their advice.
Unless Trump can get in touch with the working class, or at least get good advice from someone who is in touch, then he won't be able to come up with a plan to properly replace Obamacare.