One of our favorite RINOs, House Speaker Paul Ryan, has thrown the Senate under the bus. He blames them for failing to repeal and replace Obamacare (more like Obama doesn’t care).
I can name a couple of Senators who personally made sure that the repeal did not work…cough, cough, John McCain.
Kevin Matthewson, a Republican out of Kenosha, Wisconsin, asked, “I had high hopes since you’re the speaker and my congressional representative. How have you not been successful up until this point as a leader to get this done like you promised?”
Speaker Ryan blamed the Senate, telling audience members that “we did pass” an Obamacare replace but the Senate failed.
Ryan contended, “We crafted a plan, we ran on the plan, and then we passed that plan in May. Who wasn’t disappointed that the Senate failed to pass that bill by one vote the other day? We all are.”
So, for once I must say that Paul Ryan is on track here. Congress DID approve the repeal. Once it fell on the shoulders of Senate is when it failed.
Ryan previously blamed the Senate for Congress’s inability to pass a Senate Obamacare repeal and replace bill. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted against repealing Obamacare.
Ryan said right after the Senate Obamacare bill failed, “We’ve done this in the House — we passed our simultaneous repeal-and-replace bill. We think that’s the solution, we think that’s the best way to go, and so we’re just going to have to wait and hope that our friends in the Senate can figure out how they can get a bill passed, get it into conference, or whatever, and get something passed.”
Ironically, Speaker Ryan’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) failed after the Freedom Caucus and conservatives overwhelmingly opposed the original AHCA. Conservatives chided the bill for not repealing enough of Obamacare, labeling the legislation, “Ryancare” and “Obamacare-Lite.”
Ryan also blamed the Freedom Caucus for failing to support the House leadership’s bill.
Seems like Ryan is in the business of ensuring the blame is placed on others and not on his head.
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