Looks like fulfilling this empty campaign promise will be a bit tricky. Some Republicans are running away from the issue they had no trouble running on.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) joined the small but growing chorus of Republicans declaring their discomfort with the current GOP plan of repealing Obamacare in the weeks to come without a replacement. Three other senators have publicly said they would like to repeal Obamacare with some sort of replacement ready, putting the margin Republicans will need to pass a repeal-only bill in the upper chamber in danger.
That makes 4 GOP senators backing away from their signature issue. Governing is hard, guys – especially when your plans will result in people losing their health insurance and preexisting conditions are no longer covered. Hope all that over-the-top rhetoric was worth where you find yourself now.
While the ACA had problems – problems that could have been addressed if Republicans didn’t always say NO – it’s better than the GOP plan. Oops! I forgot. There is no GOP plan.