House GOP abandons ObamaCare repeal effort in stunning defeat | TheHill

House GOP abandons ObamaCare repeal effort in stunning defeat | TheHill

Republicans abandoned their effort to repeal ObamaCare in a stunning defeat Friday, pulling legislation that was headed for an embarrassing loss on the House floor.

Read more at The Hill: House GOP abandons ObamaCare repeal effort in stunning defeat | TheHill

President Trump asked Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to pull the measure a day after issuing an ultimatum that the House had to vote on it, a GOP aide said.

The decision is a huge setback for Trump, Ryan and the GOP, which has promised for years to repeal ObamaCare.

“We are going to be living with ObamaCare for the foreseeable future,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said at a news conference after he met with his conference and told them the party would be moving on.

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The GOP bill that was debated on the floor Friday seemed doomed to failure. The Hill’s Whip List said 36 Republicans would vote no, with many more possibly voting against the measure. The GOP could only afford 22 defections.

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