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“We’ll have 218 when this thing comes to the floor,” Ryan pledges.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he can “guarantee” the GOP’s Obamacare alternative bill will get the 218 votes needed to pass the House.

“We will have 218 votes,” he said. “This is the beginning of the legislative process. We’ll have 218 when this thing comes to the floor. I can guarantee you that.”

Read more at Politico: Ryan issues Namath-like ‘guarantee’ on Obamacare repeal

Ryan said the health care reform legislation would go through the committee process, instead of forcing it on “an unsuspecting country,” which he accused the Democrats of doing with the Affordable Care Act.

“I believe in regular order,” he said. “I believe in going through the process the way it was meant to go through.”

Read more at Politico: Ryan issues Namath-like ‘guarantee’ on Obamacare repeal