White House Aide: GOP Is ‘Getting Close’ To Voting On Obamacare Repeal

President Donald Trump, right, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, take their seats to begin a meeting with House and Senate Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tue... President Donald Trump, right, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, take their seats to begin a meeting with House and Senate Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Also at the meeting are from left, Marc Short White House Director of Legislative Affairs for President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., White House Director of Social Media, Daniel Scavino Jr., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., Senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) MORE LESS

White House director for legislative affairs Marc Short on Sunday said Republicans could vote on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare within a few weeks.

“We’re getting close,” Short said on “Fox News Sunday.”

He said that if Republicans cannot agree on a plan to replace Obamacare, they should “take care of the first step and repeal” the legislation before coming up with a replacement.

“We hope that we come back the week after recess, we’ll have a vote,” Short said.

He dismissed the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s report that 22 million more people would lose coverage by 2026 under the Republican bill than under current law.

“That’s ridiculous,” Short insisted. “That’s not losing, that’s choosing.”

He said Trump “this weekend is continuing to make calls to members to try to get the Senate package across the finish line.”

According to NBC News, Trump is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf club.

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