Trump again jabs at McConnell over failure of GOP health care bill

Geneva Matthews
August 11, 2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday named a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as interim leader of the commission that oversees the USA power grid.

President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not being successful at repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Though he has generally been a loyal steward of the president's agenda, Mr. McConnell has tweaked him at times this year, including several pointed dismissals of Mr. Trump's calls to do away with the legislative filibuster.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered some of his toughest criticism yet for President Donald Trump in a speech Monday to a Rotary Group in northern Kentucky. In fact, GOP leaders had projected days after Trump's inauguration that they would repeal the health care law and pass a tax bill by this month, neither of which has happened. "Obviously there's some frustration".

The first time Trump mentioned McConnell on Twitter dates back to January 2013, when Republicans and Democrats in Congress were edging closer toward a fiscal cliff.

"It isn't unreasonable to expect Republicans to keep their promises and McConnell's excuse is yet another example of why he should be replaced as the Republican leader", Mr. Cuccinelli said in an email blast.

Trump offered a congratulatory tweet for McConnell's victory in the 2014 Republican primary race, as the five-term senator defeated tea party-backed challenger Matt Bevin.

Congress has a full to-do list when lawmakers return from their recess in September, with must-pass bills to raise the debt ceiling and continue funding the government.

Price said in an interview with Fox News that the "onus is on Congress" to find a solution to rising premiums in the ACA's exchanges, particularly in the wake of Anthem's further exchange exits this week. "Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!" the president tweeted early Thursday morning. For comparison, he noted that President Barack Obama did not sign his signature Affordable Care Act into law until March of 2010, more than a year after taking office.

The simple fact is that McConnell was always skeptical that there were 50 votes for any sort of health care overhaul.

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