White House aide Kellyanne Conway just boasted about President Trump’s likelihood of getting the healthcare bill on his desk by summer. During a Fox & Friends interview, Conway said she was, “very hopeful, very confident that the president can have the bill on his desk this summer.”Conway continued her interview attempting to sell viewers on the Senate GOP’s version of the healthcare bill:
“This is to help the millions of Americans who were left out, who were lied to about keeping their doctor, keeping their plan.”
Conway continued, talking about how the process of repealing and replacing didn’t have to happen together:
“regarding the procedure, it could either be repealed and replaced at the same time, or you could of what happened in the 2015 Senate bill. Where every Republican senator who was there, except for one, voted, and they voted to immediately do away with the penalties and taxes under Obamacare. They dealt with Medicaid as well.”
Conway’s statement comes just days after the Senate Republicans pushed off the healthcare legislation vote because they knew they wouldn’t have enough. Trump has suggested that ObamaCare should at the very least be repealed:
“If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!”
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they would continue to fight to repeal and replace at the same time. Some Republican senators have started to mull over the idea of separating the two, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Credit: The Hill