Republicans Have Painted Selves Into Corner With Seven Years Of Promises
They know they face intense political backlash if they can't repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The Associated Press:
Analysis: For GOP Congress, An Imperative On Health Care
Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's law, they risk political disaster if they don't deliver. Republicans anticipate a major backlash from GOP voters if they don't make good on the promises that swept them to control of the House and Senate and helped propel Donald Trump to the White House in last year's elections. (6/29)
The Washington Post:
Republicans Running For Governor Put In A Tough Position By Trump Health Cuts
In Virginia, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie is getting peppered with questions on the campaign trail about President Trump’s efforts on health care, and he has declined to take a clear position. In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who is up for reelection next year, says health-care plans being advanced by the Republican Congress “do not work” for his state, but he is still getting badgered by Democrats to speak out more forcefully against Trump. (Wagner and Nirappil, 6/28)