Trump Pressures Senate To Pass Health Care Bill: They ‘Must Come Through’

President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, right, listen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Lisa M... President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, right, listen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) MORE LESS
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In a series of tweets published early Friday morning from his trip abroad in Paris, President Donald Trump put pressure on Republican senators to pass their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Trump, who has not been heavily involved the the negotiations surrounding the Senate bill, reminded the lawmakers that they promised they would repeal the Affordable Care Act and he said that “must happen.”

Trump’s tweets came the morning after Senate GOP leadership unveiled a revised version of their bill to repeal Obamacare after the first version failed to earn sufficient support. The new version of the bill also failed to immediately gain enough support from Republican senators to proceed in the Senate.

Two Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that they would not vote to move the bill forward in the Senate. Several others said they were not yet sure whether they would vote to proceed with the legislation, and just one more senator opposed to moving forward with the bill would ensure its demise.

The revisions to the legislation did not offer much for the more moderate Republicans in the Senate and those who represent states that expanded Medicaid. Senate leadership met with these moderate holdouts on Thursday afternoon, but it’s not yet clear if any of the hesitant Republicans will come around to back the bill.

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  1. Do they care anymore if Drumpfie tries to pressure them??

    If they are scared of anyone it’s McConnell. But are they more scared of him or their constituents?

  2. This is all the typical RepubliKKKlan Kabuki Theater. We now know McConnell gave his two passes to the Usual Stooges Collins and Paul. The rest will fall in line to kill the ACA.

  3. The Kochs, Mercers and Walton parasites demand those tax cuts. And they will get their rubber stamps to do their will.

    But all hell is going to break loose for the millions losing health care. Actions have consequences that the RepubliKKKlans will ignore at their own peril…

  4. " Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved."

    Freudian slip, Donnie, or just another example of your poor grasp of English composition?

  5. Actions have consequences all right. The GOTP will blame the failure of Trumpcare (to provide care) on Obama. Everyone will fall in line. Non-compliant media will find their books subjected to Nixonian audits and their workers assaulted. People will learn you don’t fault a Republican or praise a democrat unless you’re an enemy of democracy itself :mad:

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