Right-Wing Pundits On GOP Health Care Bill: 'Who Wrote This Piece Of Crap?'

J. Scott Applewhite

Conservative pundits were none too pleased on Tuesday with House Republicans' newly unveiled Obamacare repeal bill.

"Who wrote this piece of crap Obamacare replacement bill?" conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted. "I would like every person involved in the writing of this Obamacare replacement POS to take a ten-minute IQ test."

Fox News host Eric Bolling called the bill an "awful replacement."

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham tweeted a link to an article calling the bill "Obamacare 2.0."

In a later post, she called Republicans "shortsighted" for the proposal.

Even Trump-friendly Breitbart News featured a headline blaring: "OBAMACARE 2.0 GUTS ENFORCEMENT."

On Tuesday morning President Donald Trump showered praise on the proposal, which he called "wonderful."

“I think really that we're going to have something that's going to be much more understood and much more popular than people can even imagine,” Trump said later Tuesday during a meeting with the House deputy whip team. "I think we're going to have a tremendous success."

During a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price called the legislation “a work in progress.”

Since House Republicans revealed the legislation on Monday evening, however, it has been roundly criticized by conservative lawmakers and outside groups.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who spearheaded a 2013 campaign to defund Obamacare, called the legislation "a missed opportunity and a step in the wrong direction" on Tuesday.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said on Tuesday that he was "very, very discouraged and disappointed" with the legislation and called for House Republicans to “rethink what they’re doing.”

"I don't think it's an improvement," LePage said.

And Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), the vice chairman of the Senate GOP conference, said that he had not "had time to look at it in great depth yet" but was concerned about the legislation's viability.

"What I don't like is it may not be a plan that gets a majority of votes and lets us move on,” he said.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK