Representatives Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) published this excellent press release on February 2.
“Health care will be better and more affordable once Obamacare is repealed. We committed to the American people to repeal every tax, every mandate, the regulations, and to defund Planned Parenthood. That’s what the American people expect us to do – and they expect us to do it quickly. Therefore we strongly encourage Republican leadership on Capitol Hill to take up the Affordable Care Act repeal bill that already passed the House, the Senate, and went to President Obama’s desk in early 2016. There’s no reason we should put anything less on President Trump’s desk than we put on President Obama’s now that we know it will be signed into law. We strongly encourage that this bill be brought to the floor for consideration as soon as possible so we can begin undoing this law that is hurting American families.”
Republicans need to join Meadows and Jordan and immediately repeal Obamacare. If Republicans fail to keep their campaign promise, it will not take long for Democrats to make a come back.
It was easy to vote for repeal when Obama was holding the veto pen and representatives knew it would go down in defeat. Republicans now have the White House and a majority in Congress. There’s no excuse not to move forward with full repeal. Unfortunately, many of our Republican friends are getting cold feet.
The Democrats made a fatal mistake in recent elections and ignored a portion of their base. They paid dearly at the ballot box. Republicans need to be careful not to make the same mistake. Remember history… Democrats were in the same position as Republicans in 2008 and controlled the Excutive and Legislative branches of government. By 2010, Dems lost the House. A few years later, they lost the Senate.
If your Republican representative is wavering, I suggest you nudge them with a phone call or email. Tell them to stop delaying and remind them of their promise.