Congressional Republicans in both the Senate and the House continue the family feud over whether and how to repeal and/or replace Obamacare this week, and now conservatives are tired of playing games.
Yesterday the heads of the House Liberty Caucus drew a line in the sand with an announcement that they’ll force a straight Obamacare repeal vote to come to the House floor which will put the entire House on the record.
And when it passes — if it passes — it will go to the Senate where they’ll be forced to vote on it as well.
With Democrats using the infighting to their advantage, Republicans will be between a rock and a hard place.
Next week we could witness the greatest political civil war since 1861.
Obama couldn’t have scripted this any better.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA), along with a dozen Freedom Caucus members, announced his intent to file a discharge petition that would put a clean repeal of Obamacare before the House.
The House Freedom Caucus repeatedly argued that the best path to repealing Obamacare revolves around a simple repeal of Obamacare and then replacing the Affordable Care Act with a free-market alternative.
Congress passed a clean repeal bill of Obamacare in 2015 only to have it vetoed by President Obama. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a former chairman of the Freedom Caucus, reintroduced the same legislation in 2017. However, Congress has not taken up that legislation.
Rep. Tom Garrett announced his intent to file a discharge petition that would put that clean Obamacare repeal bill before the House. Garrett said, “I commend both the President and Republican leadership for working to replace the monstrosity that is Obamacare. However, we have seen discussions for replacement continue to stall and we must change our approach to reforming healthcare.”