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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:06 PM

McConnell: 'I Don't Know How We Get To 50' Senate Votes To Pass ACA Repeal

Source: Talking Points Memo


By ESME CRIBB Published MAY 24, 2017 1:56 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday said he doesn’t know how Republicans will muster enough votes to get their bill repealing and replacing Obamacare through the Senate.

“I don’t know how we get to 50 at the moment,” McConnell said in an interview with Reuters. “But that’s the goal.” He said there was “not a whole lot of news to be made on health care” and did not offer a timetable for passage of the Republican health care bill.

McConnell told Reuters that tax legislation would be less “challenging” to get through Congress than the legislation to repeal Obamacare, and said he does not plan to work with congressional Democrats to advance his legislative agenda.

It took congressional Republicans two tries to get the repeal bill through the House. They pulled the first iteration of the bill after failing to muster the votes to pass it, amid defections from hardline conservatives and moderate Republicans, and narrowly passed the second iteration despite unified opposition from Democratic members.

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Mitch McConnell sees tough path for passing health-care bill

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Reuters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he has yet to hit upon a formula for repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a new health-care program, but he expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code.

In an exclusive interview with Reuters, McConnell said health care and taxes still top the Republican legislative agenda, and he added he will not be reaching out to the minority Democrats on either one because differences between the two parties are too stark.

That approach will leave McConnell, a conservative 75-year-old Kentuckian with a reputation as a dealmaker, a narrow path to win passage of these ambitious goals, which are also at the head of Republican President Donald Trump's policy agenda.

Referring to behind-the-scenes work among Senate Republicans on a health-care bill, McConnell said, "I don't know how we get to 50 (votes) at the moment. But that's the goal."

Under a scenario of gathering the votes needed for passage in the 100-seat chamber, Republican Vice President Mike Pence would be called upon to cast any potential tie-breaking Senate vote.

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Reply McConnell: 'I Don't Know How We Get To 50' Senate Votes To Pass ACA Repeal (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
RhodeIslandOne May 2017 #1
Scarsdale May 2017 #5
no_hypocrisy May 2017 #2
turbinetree May 2017 #3
kimbutgar May 2017 #4
Eliot Rosewater May 2017 #6
usaf-vet May 2017 #7
Moostache May 2017 #8
yallerdawg May 2017 #9
Lucca2 May 2017 #10
red dog 1 May 2017 #11
mark fromelko May 2017 #12
Scalded Nun May 2017 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:09 PM

1. Eat shit and die, Turtle Man! n/m

 

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:18 PM

5. Hey. Mitch

distribute some of that Russian money you and Ryan "laundered" through the RNC. You know how money talks with your "esteemed colleagues" in the repub. party. Besides. they will need funds when they lose their positions at the next few elections.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:14 PM

2. The threat by the RNC to primary a sitting republican SENATOR isn't as effective

as threatening a member of the House.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:15 PM

3. If this Liar comes out and says that he doesn't know how to get 50 votes he is full of

Sh*t .

This is the same "guy" that was told that his "boss' in the white house along with his Eddie Munster, look a like, that people within the treasonous administration committed treason, and that they ( Turtle and and his corrupt leadership team and Eddie and his corrupt leadership team ) didn't know, BS. FU






#Resist

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:16 PM

4. He is a traitor to this country that colluded with Russia

He is an illegimate senate majority leader. Eat $hit turtle.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:29 PM

6. AGreed, and Americans paying attention are not happy. Country getting

more and more on edge with these criminals in jobs most of us would die for.

The money, the benefits, these rightwingers dont deserve these jobs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:30 PM

7. Don't believe ANYTHING this reptile says.

He and his fellow GOP members will say and do anything to get their evil plans passed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:31 PM

8. Random fatal heart attacks always miss the prime candidates.

I wish this fuck-face amphibian would just simply drop dead, the sooner the better, like now would be good...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:32 PM

9. It's quite possible the CBO will find...

the AHCA will need 60 votes!

And McConnell's own Kentucky has one of the most successful transitions to the ACA, very popular in Kentucky!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:36 PM

10. I don't trust him

or any of the Repugs...something's probably going on secretly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:03 PM

11. Happy Turtle Day, McConnell...you evil bastard!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:10 PM

12. Please stop insulting amphibians and reptiles

 

by comparing them to Mitch (Result Of Genetic Experiment Gone Horribly Awry) McConnell.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:20 PM

13. another traitor heard from

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