Trump Invited Sen. Capito On Air Force One If She Voted For GOP Health Bill

UNITED STATES - JULY 13: Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., arrives for the meeting for the unveiling of the Senate Republicans' new version of health care plan on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Ro... UNITED STATES - JULY 13: Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., arrives for the meeting for the unveiling of the Senate Republicans' new version of health care plan on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) MORE LESS

Ahead of his visit to West Virginia for a boy scouts rally last month, President Donald Trump told Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) she could accompany him on Air Force One to ride to her home state, but under one condition.

She would have to vote in favor of Senate Republican’s health care plan.

Capito turned Trump down, according to sources who spoke to the New York Times. She told the President she didn’t want to commit to voting for a bill that she hadn’t seen yet.

At the time, Capito was one of of several Republicans who were wary of the the Senate’s Obamacare repeal and replace plan.

The Senate ultimately voted on a skinny repeal version of the bill in late July, which Capito supported, but the plan was killed when Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME) and John McCain (R-AZ) voted against it.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: