House Republicans abandoned their efforts to repeal and partially replace Obamacare

One day after the president demanded a do-or-die vote on the longtime GOP priority, Ryan scrapped the scheduled vote Friday afternoon after Trump asked him to in a phone conversation, according to a senior leadership aide. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that the GOP was maybe 10 votes short, but didn’t quite get here. “We’ll end up with a truly great health-care bill after the Obamacare mess explodes,” he said. For now, he said he’s ready to start on a tax overhaul. Ryan said the party will need some time to regroup.

“Now, we’re going to move on with the rest of our agenda,” he said. “We will proceed with tax reform.”


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