For years, Republicans adamantly stated that they would repeal and replace ObamaCare. When the time finally came, the GOP failed multiple times to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has recently stated that there is still a chance for the GOP to succeed in their mission. However, one top Republican Senator has just admitted defeat in a recent interview.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was recently interviewed by Politico.
“We’re not going back to health care. We’re in tax now. As far as I’m concerned, they shot their wad on health care and that’s the way it is. I’m sick of it,” he said.
According to Politico, “A senior Senate aide added that it would be a mistake for Republicans to return to an issue that has largely ground policymaking to a halt during a year in which the GOP has had full control of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) also commented on the GOP’s failure, stating, “Even on the night when we came up one vote short of our dream to repeal and replace ObamaCare, here’s the first thing I thought about: feel better, Hillary Clinton could be president.”