President Donald Trump took direct aim at the House Freedom Caucus on Sunday for saving Obamacare and Planned Parenthood by killing his repeal and replace bill.
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2017
Since the bill’s defeat on Thursday, the president has stayed above the fray and not blamed anyone for its demise. but that seems to have changed.
On Saturday the president urged his supporters to watch Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro hours before she called for House Speaker Paul Ryan to step down.
And with this new tweet, he has called out the Freedom Caucus and the ultra-conservative Club for Growth and Heritage Foundation.
It was the Republican Freedom Caucus that ultimately doomed the bill.
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger agreed with the president when he appeared on “Fox & Friends” shortly after the tweet.
He said the president was genuinely interested in giving the Freedom Caucus things they wanted in the bill but every time he did they asked for more.
“When you have a group of 30 people that are legitimately unwilling to ever get to ‘yes,’ and when you give them what they ask for they move the goal posts yet again, you are never going to get this bill done,” Kinzinger said. “Instead they use it as an opportunity, very frankly, to go out and get on the cameras and get in the newspapers and get on television, and they empower these other groups that raise money on this.”
Many agreed with the president.
@realDonaldTrump. Planned Parenthood needs defunded! Killing babies should never be celebrated.
— Margaret Bungard (@rockinann) March 26, 2017
@realDonaldTrump Defund planned parenthood!
— Becky clark (@Beckycl65261442) March 26, 2017
— Annalee Perez (@Annalee_Perez) March 26, 2017
— Rachel (@Lily5912) March 26, 2017
— Kathy Mourad (@Kathy_Mourad) March 26, 2017
— Barbara Lanzi (@BabsInAuburn) March 26, 2017
@The_Trump_Train Hopefully tax reform will help to DEFUND parts of Obama care, planned parenthood and other Socialist nonsense. Long overdue
— Joe Snuffy (@Snuffy_Joe) March 26, 2017
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