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GOP Rep on Obamacare Repeal: Act Like Republicans! [VIDEO]

Written by Joe Scudder

Congressman Jim Jordan says voters want them to act like Republicans so he’s working to force an Obamacare repeal vote.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan said that the GOP in Congress needs to act like Republicans because, otherwise, they will lose. He made similar points in an interview with Fox & Friends:

Obviously, Jordan is right. Some Republicans are scared of the media reaction to repealing Obamacare. But their base voted for them because they promised repeal! If they feel they must replace Obamacare they should do so after they have kept that promise.

Breitbart reports, “Exclusive—Rep. Jim Jordan on Obamacare Discharge Petition: Let’s Do What We Said, ‘Simply Repeal Obamacare’

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and other members of the Freedom Caucus filed a discharge petition on Friday to repeal Obamacare. The discharge petition, if it receives 218 signatures in the House, would force lawmakers to vote on a clean repeal bill of Obamacare. The clean repeal legislation was drafted by Rep. Jordan, which passed the House and the Senate in 2015. The bill, H.R. 1436, would repeal most parts of Obamacare by the end of 2018.

Congressman Jordan told Breitbart News why Republicans need to support the discharge petition. Jordan said:

Majority Leader Dick Armey said it best, ‘When we act like us we win, we act like them we lose.’ I’ve spent the last ten days crisscrossing through Ohio and just like other Americans I expect that people are saying, ‘Why don’t you guys act like they did when you campaigned for the job?’  That’s the frustrating part.

Let’s act like Republicans, let’s simply repeal Obamacare and do what we told the voters what we said we would do. Let’s keep our promise. I think if this is brought up to the floor, really, that many people are going to vote for the same bill they voted for 18 months ago. That’s why we started this effort. We’ll see how it unfolds.

Read the entire Breitbart story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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