Mulvaney: Trump Wants Senate To Vote On O’Care Repeal Before Anything Else

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney pauses while speaking to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said President Donald Trump wants the Senate to hold another vote to repeal Obamacare before moving on to any other legislative business.

“Is this official White House policy, that nothing should be voted on in Congress, not even the debt ceiling, before the Senate votes again on health care?” Jake Tapper asked Mulvaney on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“Well, I think — yes. And I think what you’re seeing there is the President simply reflecting the mood of the people,” Mulvaney said.

He claimed “the most important issue” to “the American public” is health care.

“So in the White House’s view, they can’t move on in the Senate,” Mulvaney said. “They need to stay, they need to work, they need to pass something and I think that’s not only the official White House position on this right now, it’s sort of the national attitude towards it.”

“Well, polls indicate that the American people — a plurality of them — support Obamacare,” Tapper replied.

Trump on Saturday urged Republican senators to “demand another vote before voting on any other bill.”

“Unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead!” he tweeted, a day after Senate Republicans’ latest effort to repeal Obamacare failed in a dramatic early-morning vote.

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  1. Yep, keep voting on it. Keep “losing”. I can dig it!

  2. Mr. President, the Senate already voted. Maybe you were too busy watching re-runs of a Ms. Teen Russia pageant to know that, but your and the GOP’s healthcare “plan” failed.

  3. Avatar for caltg caltg says:

    How about Congress thumbing their noses at Trump and Mulvaney (as Trump did to Congress on Friday) and forgetting “Repeal & Replace” and instead work as bipartisan bodies, as the Founders’ envisioned, to FIX the damn law.

    I know, I am way too optimistic that most of the Repugs in Congress give a shit about anything on anyone but themselves.

  4. Yertle will discreetly remind Him that the window for BCRA is closed and the ones fof tax reform & debt ceiling are now open. The turtle has his own turf to protect…

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