It was a testy gathering among those within the GOP who are determined to keep the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare against other GOP members who are now urging a delay and delay some more, alternative.
It should also be noted that what is happening now is exactly what was foretold here weeks earlier by D.C. Whispers first:
The above scenario is now being confirmed via a report out today by Politico:
“Republicans have reached a gut check moment: After spending more than six years vowing to fix the flagging patient that is Obamacare, it’s the GOP’s own repeal effort that’s on life support.
“…I hear things that are unacceptable to me,” Paul said in an interview afterward. “If they don’t seem to care what conservatives think about complete repeal of Obamacare, they’re going to be shocked when they count the votes.”
What House Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing for (with a behind-closed door assist from House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer) is a mild band-aid approach that he hopes will allow Republicans to declare victory without actually engaging in an actual fight to repeal and replace as they have repeatedly promised since the divisive bill was signed into law several years ago.
It’s politics as usual for Speaker Ryan and those supporting him in D.C. – the very thing President Trump remarked on often while on the campaign trail – all talk and no action politicians: