The Democrats in Congress have done their very best to block any progress that President Trump has wanted for the country. And they’ve been enormously successful at it.
But they had help.
Fact is, the Dems can’t shut down Trump by themselves. They simply don’t have the numbers. Republicans own the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. In theory, they can do whatever they want, whenever they want. And the Democrats couldn’t do a thing to stop them.
Which means, if any of Trump’s plans fail, it’s not just the Democrats’ fault – it’s Republicans, too. And there’s three in particular that are destroying any chance we have to fix our healthcare system.
Pro-abortion liberal Republican Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Shelley Moore Capito (WV) say they will not vote in favor of an Obamacare repeal bill.
That decision puts the effort to both repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood out of reach for the Republican Party.
Keep in mind that what these women are refusing to vote for is exactly what Trump and Republicans have promised America for years – repealing Obamacare, and ending money for abortions.
And all three of these women made that same promise. We know this. Because they already voted in favor of repeal.
Thing is, they did it several months back, when Obama was still in office. When he’d veto it. And when their votes wouldn’t matter at all.
In the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill, which passed both the House and Senate, Collins and Murkowski [voted] to remove the bill’s provision to eliminate much of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding.
Capito kept her promise to her constituents to repeal Obamacare by voting in favor of the 2015 repeal bill, well aware that Obama would veto it.
Now, with a Republican in the White House who will actually sign the bill to repeal the disastrous healthcare reform, she said in a statement that her opposition to repeal just two years later is based on the “concerns and needs of West Virginians.”
In short, she voted just for show. It was all an act.
And that goes for all three Congresswomen.
McConnell and other true Republicans are working hard to make sure the repeal vote still passes. But the outlook is grim.
Is it any wonder why Trump supporters don’t trust Beltway Republicans?