She predicted they’ll find out it’s just too complicated.
WASHINGTON ― House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued on Tuesday that Republicans are going to have trouble fulfilling one of their biggest campaign vows ― repealing the Affordable Care Act ― once they take control of the federal government next year.
“They’re not going to repeal it,” Pelosi told a small group of reporters in her Capitol Hill office. “I don’t think they’re going to repeal the Affordable Care Act.”
That’s not to say they aren’t going to try. Pelosi’s bold prediction is based on the fact that repealing and replacing Obamacare is a gargantuan task.
In the end, she argued, Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump may find that they don’t want to repeal it because that would take away benefits people value, and they won’t be able to replace it because that would cost the government money they don’t want to spend.