Hoky smokes Bullwinkle!! The Freedom Caucus says it has seen the new TrumpCare bill version three, and they APPROVE?!?
This is big.
BREAKING NEWS: House Freedom Caucus announces support for ObamaCare replacement plan. pic.twitter.com/S3NouVuBD1
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 26, 2017
As we all know, the Freedom Caucus took down the first iteration of the bill because it just wasn’t conservative enough. When they tried to revise it to please the right of the party, the moderate left side of the part dropped out of support and the bill failed. With the caucus on board, we could get a bill passed – IF the moderates like it too.
The Associated Press says they’re shaky:
BREAKING: Conservative House Freedom Caucus announces support for revised health care proposal; moderates still uncertain.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 26, 2017
BREAKING: House Freedom Caucus announces support for a GOP health care bill that would include a proposed amendment from Rep. Tom MacArthur.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) April 26, 2017
Interestingly, the statement they put out says the bill STILL doesn’t repeal Obamacare enough, but they’re willing to back it:
NEW: House Freedom Caucus announces “official position in support” of GOP’s health care bill. pic.twitter.com/vSWmsJpzRY
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 26, 2017
SO, does that mean Trump was able to negotiate them to accept a bill that doesn’t do what they promised? Or is it a reasonable compromise? We’ll find out if any caucus members drop out and criticize.
We will work with our Senate colleagues to improve the AHCA. Our work will continue until we fully repeal Obamacare. https://t.co/MD3NXpiPQ8
— House Freedom Caucus (@freedomcaucus) April 26, 2017
There ya go.