House Republicans are angry with President Trump for blurting out an inconveniently candid view of their health-care bill. Trump reportedly told a closed-door gathering of GOP senators that the House bill is “mean” and called on them to make it “more generous.” CNN adds that Trump told the lawmakers that the House bill would leave too many people vulnerable and that he wants more money spent on those people.
So even Trump disliked the bill, but New Jersey Representatives Tom MacArthur (R-3) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) voted in favor of it. Oddly enough it is Trump who has made things harder for our two Republican House members who spent time after their vote trying to justify it. Their justifications have bitten the dust. Thank you Mr. President.
We knew the bill was a disaster. House leadership deliberately held a vote before the CBO analysis was available. Congressmen knew it was being pushed forward rapidly without public input.
All who voted for it should be ashamed of themselves.
In particular we should throw shame on our two congressmen – again and again. Remind them that they were being mean-spirited and even Trump say so..