Trump Blasts Congress Over Failure of GOP Health Care Bill


'We were let down by all the Democrats and a few Republicans'


ABC News
President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" Tuesday over the failure of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law, and warned, "we will return."

Trump's early morning tweet unleashed a barrage of criticism at Congress over the collapse of the GOP's flagship legislative priority. For seven years, the party has pledged to repeal President Barack Obama's law.

"Most Republicans were loyal, terrific & worked really hard," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, but said, "We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans."

He added, "As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!"

Two GOP senators — Utah's Mike Lee and Jerry Moran of Kansas — sealed the measure's doom late Monday when they announced they would vote "no" in an initial, critical vote that had been expected as soon as next week. That meant that at least four of the 52 GOP senators were ready to block the measure — two more than Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had to spare in the face of unanimous Democratic opposition.


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