Obama Tells Democrats Not to ‘Rescue’ GOP on Healthcare Replacement, as Mike Pence Says Repeal Is ‘First Order of Business’

Posted on: Jan 05, 2017 @ 05:07 am
Publish Date: Jan 05, 2017 @ 05:07 am
Category: News

Although President-elect Donald Trump has yet to take office, the newly sworn-in Republican Congress is already taking steps to attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act — while President Obama is simultaneously taking steps to try and preserve the law that’s tied to his legacy. Obama met with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to encourage them to stay strong in the face of Republican opposition to Obamacare Obama told the lawmakers not to “rescue” Republicans in their effort to overturn and replace Obamacare, CNN reports. Obama “encouraged us to fight,” Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings told reporters after the Obama meeting, per Reuters. “In two weeks I will no longer be a politician, but I’ll still be a citizen. I envy you so much right now, because I would love to be on the field,” Obama also reportedly said. “Look out for the American people,” Obama also told a group of reporters after the meeting.