Republican Senator Exposes the Real Reason ObamaCare Will Likely Be Repealed
When Iowa reporters asked Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday about the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, his answer turned a lot of heads.
"You know, I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn't be considered," the Iowa Republican said. "But Republicans campaigned on this so often that you have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign. That's pretty much as much of a reason as the substance of the bill."
Grassley spokesman Michael Zona explained his boss's choice of words: "It's remarkable and unfortunate that it's newsworthy that a senator believes in keeping his promises," Zona told CNN.
"Obamacare is failing to deliver, as Democrats' recent embrace of single-payer makes clear," he added. "As with anything that is a product of compromise, no bill is perfect, but Graham-Cassidy begins to move health care decisions out of Washington and empower states like Iowa to deliver better health care options. It also helps put federal programs like Medicaid on a sustainable path so that they're available for the next generation of Iowans who need them."