Published On: Mon, Mar 27th, 2017

Mike Pence attacks Congress over Obamacare, calls for Democrats to support Neil Gorsuch

Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on the Trump administration’s health care message Saturday in West Virginia, quoting one of President Donald Trump’s tweets from the podium during an event about small business. The Veep even placed more blame on Congress, saying they just aren’t ready to make the move.

“The American people want Obamacare gone, and as the President said today, don’t worry, America,” Pence told a crowd outside of the state capital. “He just tweeted this morning. Obamacare is going to continue to explode. And when Republicans and Democrats finally decide to come together and repeal and replace Obamacare, we’ll be ready to get the job done.”

Pence promised Trump would continue fighting Obamacare until the “nightmare” is repealed.

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The former Indiana governor conceded in the speech that “Congress wasn’t ready” to repeal the bill and acknowledged that a “handful” of Republicans were to blame as well for the failure.

Tax reform is next on the administration’s list of issues, he said, specifically promising that the administration would lower the corporate tax code to 15% to bolster American businesses.
Pence then appealled to West Virginia’s senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore-Capito, to support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, saying that even though Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of New York, is threatening to filibuster the nomination, the Senate would confirm Gorsuch “one way or the other.”
Senate rules say 60 senators must vote to break a filibuster, meaning eight Democrats would have to join the 52 Republicans unless the GOP changes the rules on Supreme Court nominations through a majority vote. Some in the party have vowed to invoke that so-called “nuclear option,” which would require a simply majority to move the vote through.
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  1. womens clinic southAfrica says:

    they need it gone. didnt himself obama them the countrymates why he inveted the obma care? it s demoractic world let them vote n then take it from there

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