“This should be a slam dunk; the Senate already passed this legislation once.”
Washington, DC –Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement after Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his plans with regard to the Senate’s 2015 Obamacare repeal bill:
“Club for Growth applauds Leader McConnell’s promise to bring the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill before the Senate,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “While the stories have already been written placing a nail in the coffin of repealing Obamacare, Club for Growth is not willing to retreat. Here’s to hoping that the third time’s the charm.
“While short of perfection—the 2015 legislation leaves several Obamacare regulations in place—it is the best option Republicans currently have to begin to repeal Obamacare. And this should be a slam dunk. After all, Senate Republicans already passed this legislation once.
“What’s changed between now and then is that in 2015 Republicans could hide behind President Obama’s veto. Well, Obama is no longer president and Senate Republicans got exactly what they wished for: a Republican in the White House who will sign repeal legislation brought to his desk. With the Obama impediment gone, moderate Republicans—most of whom supported the 2015 legislation—will now be forced to reveal their true colors.
“It was easy for moderate Republicans to grandstand and regurgitate fiery political rhetoric when they knew repeal efforts would go nowhere, but now they will have to do something politicians don’t often do. And that is keep their promises.
“Because it is vital for the overall goal of eventually repealing ALL of Obamacare, the Club for Growth is going to key vote in favor of the 2015 repeal bill. The vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2017 congressional scorecard.”