With the demise of the Republicans’ latest health care bill, conservatives are looking at where to place the blame for the stalled GOP agenda.
President Trump roared into Washington in January with a full to-do list making good on campaign promises to drain the swamp and return law and order to the land, but he has faced one obstacle after another in a GOP majority government.
Now eyes have turned to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as questions are raised about the ability of the Kentucky lawmaker to actually do his job.
— Fox Nation (@foxnation) July 18, 2017
“Is he or is he not up to the job as Majority Leader or is he another political hack mediocrity?” Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs had asked earlier this month.
Time To Deliver On The #Trump Agenda
Are You A Leader #MitchMcConnell
— Dr. Marty Fox (@DrMartyFox) July 1, 2017
Fox News contributor Erick Erickson bluntly called on Republicans in the Senate to “replace Mitch McConnell so that President Trump can actually get some of his legislative policies advanced.”
“It is not conservatives who are the obstacle, but the Senate leader himself,” Erickson wrote in a column published Tuesday in The Resurgent titled, “Mr. President, Why Are You Letting Mitch McConnell Scuttle Your Agenda?”
“McConnell, again and again, stacks the deck against conservatives, setting them up to be the fall guy for his own failures,” he wrote. “The entirety of the GOP agenda is stuck in the Senate where Mitch McConnell seems intent to let it all die on the vine while blaming conservatives.”
SEVEN YEARS McConnell & Ryan had to work out new Healthcare Plan!
Epic FAIL ON THEIR PART!
Rs need NEW LEADERSHIP! pic.twitter.com/0wqOfv0aQt
— FriendlyJan 🌎 (@FriendlyJMC) July 18, 2017
Several GOP senators came out against the healthcare bill McConnell unveiled last week, dooming the effort to fail following his first plan which did not even attract enough support to get a vote.
This is sad for the Republicans. For goodness sakes do what the American people elected you to do an repeal and replace OBC
— Linda W. Thomas (@LindaWThomas2) July 18, 2017
I now truly believe the republican congress have become a party of wimps.
— Mr Ed (@MrEdRich) July 18, 2017
Can a person get elected as leader and not be a leader? Obviously YES. Replace McConnell now!
— Ernie Tommasiello (@ernietommasiell) July 18, 2017
“I regret the effort to repeal and immediately replace will not be successful, but that doesn’t mean we should give up,” he told the Senate Tuesday.
Vice President Mike Pence announced he and President Trump were “grateful” for McConnell’s efforts, and supported his move to move forward to repeal ObamaCare now and replace it later. However, Pence voiced his impatience with the stalled plan in a speech at a National Retail Federation summit in Washington Tuesday.
“ObamaCare has failed, and ObamaCare must go,” he said. “Inaction is not an option. Congress needs to step up. Congress needs to do their job and Congress needs to do their job now.”
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