With the Trump Justice Department writing to the court about throwing out the nation’s healthcare system?
Republican lawmakers in Congress are scared….
There is NO replacement if the courts would strike down the Affordable Healthcare Act and Democrats would NOT be in hurry to help Republicans pass one….
Last November’s House loses by the GOP are seen as a message that Americans of all parties want politicians to leave their healthcare coverage intact and alone…
Donald Trump has a habit of NOT listening to anyone…
It could cost him his job and the jobs of more Republicans come next November….
Congressional Republicans don’t want to talk about attacks on ObamaCare. But President Trump isn’t making that easy.
The Trump administration on Wednesday filed its official legal argument calling for the entirety of the Affordable Care Act to be struck down, once again thrusting the issue back in the spotlight at a time when GOP lawmakers are trying to turn the page.
Republicans would much rather focus on criticizing the “Medicare for All” proposal backed by more and more Democrats, something they see as a winning line of attack compared to reigniting an ObamaCare debate that contributed to the GOP losing its majority in the House last year.
Trump, though, is not playing along with that strategy; instead, he is keeping up his attacks on ObamaCare in court and in his speeches.
Asked if he wished the Trump administration were not arguing so forcefully against the 2010 health care law in court, Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican, separated congressional Republicans from the White House.
“They’re going to do what they’re going to do,” Thune said. “What we have to worry about is what our members are working on, what we’re trying to do and how we’re communicating that to the American people.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, declined to say he supported the administration’s move.
“The president can message whatever he wants to message, and there’s no control I have over what he can message,” Grassley said….