Monday, May 8, 2017

Meet Three GOP Lawmakers Eager to Derail Trump Agenda


Lifezette/Jim  Stinson

Self-described moderate Republicans pose significant threat to White House priorities

The surprisingly thin margin by which the House passed the first step in repealing Obamacare shows there are many Republicans on Capitol Hill who did not learn the lessons of the 2016 election.

The House vote was 217-213, with 23 Republicans joining 193 Democrats in voting “no” — to keep Obamacare alive.

These Republicans are often described as “moderates,” but in truth they are usually just ambitious politicians hoping to protect their jobs.

How else could you explain why so many Republicans who had promised to repeal Obamacare over the course of the last seven years did not vote to do so?

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