Prominent Republican senators, representatives and conservative groups have taken a stand against the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act, which contains many parts of Obamacare that Republicans spent years campaigning against. It has been dubbed “Obamacare 2.0,” “Obamacare-lite” and “RyanCare.”
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On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Republicans who opposed the House Republicans’ replacement bill would “pay a price at home” with voters:
.@PressSec to @jonkarl: GOP members might pay price "at home" if they oppose health care bill; won't say if Trump will campaign against them pic.twitter.com/NW23MVGN33
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 21, 2017
When asked if Trump would campaign against Republicans who did not back the new bill, Spicer said that the administration would remember “those who stood by [them].” Spicer said that he did not wish to focus on the negative but did say that Trump would support those who supported the bill.
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President Trump reportedly gave a similar warning to the Republican opposition.
A CNN source disclosed that Trump reportedly said “he will have football-stadium events in states where he won by 10-12 points, and he is going to dare people to vote against him” during a White House meeting with various Republican groups.