McConnell Washes His Hands Of Trump’s Obamacare Attack

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks to members of the media as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) (R) listen after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. Senate GOPs held the weekly policy luncheon to discuss Republican agenda.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks to members of the media as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) (R) listen af... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks to members of the media as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) (R) listen after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. Senate GOPs held the weekly policy luncheon to discuss Republican agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 29, 2019 7:56 a.m.
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Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), still bearing scars from the GOP’s last disastrous attempt to shoot down Obamacare, is washing his hands of President Donald Trump’s newest push.

According to a Thursday Politico report, McConnell knows that trying again in a now-divided Congress will be a fruitless effort and will make Senate Republicans look bad headed into 2020, when they will need to fight to keep their majority. The fact that he himself is up for reelection likely factors in too.

At a recent meeting, McConnell reportedly told his members that his strategy is to keep asking the White House for a replacement healthcare plan while he bashes Democratic proposals.

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