House Republicans couldn’t round up enough votes Friday to pass their healthcare reform. Paul Ryan ultimately called off the vote because it was 15 votes short of making through the House. Of course, Democrats played the usual part of obstructing and refused to even give the bill a chance.
Even though not being able to repeal Obamacare seems like a failure, Steve Bannon is using it to his advantage.
“Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon is advising President Donald Trump to create a “SH*T LIST” of Republicans who refused to get behind the American Health Care Act.”
Bannon is taking a tally of who was loyal to the president and willing to stand by his decision and who wasn’t.
One official explained:
“Not sure if I’d call it an ‘enemies list,’ per se, but I wouldn’t want to be on it.”
Reports say Trump agreed with the list, having taken a ‘you’re either with us or against us’ approach.
But even though the vote failed this time, President Trump isn’t giving up. The president tweeted on Saturday morning:
‘ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!’
ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
President Trump knows Obamacare is hurting the American people and he will not quit until it is repealed. It just looks like it’s going to take a little longer than expected.