Steve King: Michele Bachmann’s ‘Finger Joined Mine’ For O’Care Repeal

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) marked House Republicans’ health bill Thursday by inviting former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to the House floor to vote on it with him.

King and Bachman introduced an Obamacare repeal bill together in 2011, just months after then-President Barack Obama signed the measure.

Though the House bill as it stands has little chance of surviving the Senate — indeed, the Washington Examiner reported Thursday the Senate will write its own, new bill — King thought the moment worthy of celebration.

Before the repeal, the Washington Post’s Paul Kane reported spotting the former congresswoman on the House floor. Bachmann bid her farewell to the chamber in 2014.

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