Rep. Thomas Massie hits President Trump with facts after an accusatory tweet about the House Freedom Caucus AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite; AP Photo/Evan Vucci
House Oversight Committee member Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., listens during a politically contentious session on whether to compel Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to testify about the extra scrutiny the IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in Washington, Friday, June 28, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite); President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the presidential inaugural Chairman's Global Dinner, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Nearly an hour before the members of the House of Representatives were scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act, replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill.

The bill had been scrutinized by the Republican representatives in the House Freedom Caucus, as well as Republican senators and several prominent conservative groups. President Trump and other members of his administration met with the caucus to strike a compromise, but their stance was largely unmoved.

Trump said that he was “disappointed” and “a little surprised” by the caucus’s actions after the bill had been pulled:

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On Twitter, Trump accused the bill’s opponents — who criticized it for being “Obamacare-lite” and “Obamacare 2.0” — of saving Planned Parenthood and Obamacare:

“Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & [Obamacare]!” he tweeted.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who is not himself a member of the Freedom Caucus but works very closely with its members as a libertarian-leaning Republican, addressed the president’s tweet:

“I take it GOP leadership still hasn’t told Trump the [Planned Parenthood] provision was a 1yr bait and switch? See page 23 of CBO,” Massie said, linking to the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the proposed bill’s temporary effect on Planned Parenthood’s federal funding.


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Massie has since spent time explaining why he voted against the Republican-backed health care bill:

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