Report: Bannon Wants A ‘S*** List’ Of Health Care ‘No’ Votes

AP

The Daily Beast reported Friday that the White House plans to keep a “shit list” of Republicans who vote against the American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump’s preferred bill to replace Obamacare.

Citing multiple unnamed Trump administration officials, the Daily Beast reported that Steve Bannon, the President’s chief strategist, had advised Trump to keep, depending on the source, a “shit list,” “hit list” or “a running tally of [the Republicans] who want to sink this.”

“Not sure if I’d call it an ‘enemies list,’ per se, but I wouldn’t want to be on it,” one source told the publication.

Though some conservative outlets have already begun pinning responsibility for the shaky-legged legislation on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), the White House has emphasized that they have worker with the Speaker.

“I think the Speaker has done everything he can,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday.

Still, Trump told Republicans earlier this week that they risked running into primary challengers if they defied him on the bill.

And on Friday morning, he lashed out at the conservative House Freedom Caucus on Twitter.

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