If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
Right, Ben Sasse?
Glad you agree, Mr Pres. If no agreement next wk, 2 steps:— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 30, 2017
1. Repeal 1st; then
2. Spend August full-time on replace:https://t.co/adlcft0tfE https://t.co/GrzRt8VASH
Because repealing a bill that affects all Americans and 1/6 of the national economy and leaving the country in limbo as to what comes next couldn't possibly create chaos and wreak havoc with the markets and all the major insurance companies, right? Who cares about 48 million people losing insurance coverage when we can potentially double that number!
What is wrong with these people?
UPDATE: Turns out this idea originates with Sasse, so of course he would endorse it. However, repeal of the ACA is not something that can be done through reconciliation, so the GOP would need far more than 50 votes to get it done.We've had 7 years, but August. August we get it done. Good thinking Senator. Sasse strikes me as one of the dumbest of the bunch. Really.— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) June 30, 2017
So of course Rand Paul is on board for it:
I have spoken to @realDonaldTrump & Senate leadership about this and agree. Let's keep our word to repeal then work on replacing right away.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 30, 2017
Known by the company they keep....