Amash responds to President Trump's Freedom Caucus tweet
Mar 31 2017 by Michele Stevens
The president also declared, "We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!"
The debate over the Republican Party's ObamaCare replacement highlighted the rift between President Trump and the House Freedom Caucus.
"What I worry about, Norah, is that if we don't do this, he'll (Mr. Trump) just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare and that's hardly a conservative thing", Ryan said.
"We're not fighting the president", Yoho toldMSNBC. Jordan adds. "We appreciate the President and we are trying to help the President but the fact is you have to look at the legislation".
While threatening members of the Freedom Caucus who hold ratings 90% or higher with Heritage, President Trump strongly stands by Speaker Paul Ryan who holds a pathetic lifetime score of 58%.
It was quickly apparent that Trump was too ignorant of the contents of the American Health Care Act to play his usual blame game very persuasively after its defeat. "I think you have to say instead, let get back together lets figure out how we can solve all of these problems that we all recognize.(in the health care bill)" Portman continues to say.
"The sad news is the Freedom Caucus is reaching out to the Tuesday Group, which is the moderate group, and they've refused to meet", Harris said.
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"I don't want that to happen", Mr Ryan told CBS' This Morning programme, referring to Mr Trump's offer to work with Democrats.
Could Trump's sharp criticism of some of the most conservative members of the Republican Party affect their re-election chances?
With a majority in the House of 239 to the Democrats' 193, the Republican leader needs the support of the group to pass legislation.
Last week, he publicly pointed to the other party for refusing to co-operate on the bill, a freaky comment since no Democrat was eager to replace Obamacare, nor did the White House conduct any real outreach across the aisle.
Who in the Republican Party is Trump talking about?
The House Freedom Caucus has approximately three dozen members, who were elected or re-elected comfortably in their districts.
Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee will begin, as soon as next Monday, privately interviewing 20 people in its ongoing investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election as well as potential ties to the Trump campaign, its leaders said on Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and Raul Labrador, saying they needed to "get on board" for "both great health care and massive tax cuts and reform".