President Donald Trump promised during his campaign to get rid of flawed, failing Obamacare and replace it with something better. So far, his efforts have resulted in the American Health Care Act, which was passed earlier this year by the House of Congress.
Unfortunately, Republican leadership have had a tougher time passing the Senate’s version of the bill, which was orchestrated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and named the Better Care Reconciliation Act. A handful of skittish Republicans backed away from supporting the bill, and McConnell was not able to hold a vote on it before the Senate’s recess.
Now one Republican Senator has gone so far as to publicly declare that, if it comes down to it, she would be “that one person” who would vote against the Senate’s bill and torpedo the much-needed repeal of Obamacare.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito hails from West Virginia, and thus in theory would have an easy time retaining her seat in the Senate because she represents a solidly red state. She claimed about Obamacare, “I only see it through the lens of a vulnerable population who needs help, who I care about very deeply.”
She continued, “[T]hat gives me strength. If I have to be that one person, I will be it.” However, she offered no ideas about how she would solve Obamacare and the other massive healthcare problems plaguing our country, saying vaugely about what we should do, “I think that remains to be seen. That’s the eye of the needle, and I think it’s being tried to be threaded. But I’m not sure.” Do you think this RINO needs to be primaried in the next election?