About 90 minutes ago, the House called recess just as the #Wealthcare bill was to come to a vote.
appears to be yanked is dead. Paul Ryan gave a presser (see below).
Ryan calls this move “the growing pains of government.” All comments about this news and other news are welcome in the comments section. Update: Bernie Sanders and filmmaker Michael Moore will be on “All In with Chris Hayes” this evening (8pm ET).
— POLITICO (@politico) March 24, 2017
Bill's failure isn't just rejection of Ryan & Trump. It's rejection of politics that puts pocketbooks of elite few over needs of millions. https://t.co/R8Bss9O02M
— Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) March 24, 2017
Trump told me he's willing to cut a bipartisan deal in the future: "When it explodes they [Dems] come to us and we make one beautiful deal.”
— Robert Costa (@costareports) March 24, 2017
President Trump called me on my cellphone on Friday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. At first I thought it was a reader with a complaint since it was a blocked number.
Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office. His voice was even, his tone muted. He did not bury the lede.
“Hello, Bob,” Trump began. “So, we just pulled it.”
Trump was speaking, of course, of the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, which had been languishing for days amid unrest throughout the party as the president and his allies have courted members and pushed for a vote.
Before I could ask a question, Trump plunged into his explanation of the politics of his decision to call off a vote on the bill he had been touting.
The Democrats, he said, were to blame.
“We couldn’t get one Democratic vote and we were a little bit shy, very little, but it was still a little bit shy, so we pulled it,” Trump said.
Trump said he would not put the bill on the floor in the coming weeks. Instead, he is willing to wait and watch the current law continue and, in his view, encounter problems. And he believes Democrats will eventually want to work with him on some kind of legislative fix to Obamacare, although he did not say when that would be.
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