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Sen. Dick Durbin to GOP: Ditch Repeal Efforts and We'll Talk Healthcare

(MSNBC/"Morning Joe")

By    |   Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 01:41 PM

One of the Senate's top Democrats said Thursday his party is willing to work with Republicans on improving healthcare if repealing Obamacare is not an option.

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and spoke about reaching across the aisle.

"If they will take repeal off the table, Democrats will slide the chairs up to the table," Durbin said. "Let's talk about making a great healthcare system in America that really reaches out and covers more people with reliable and affordable insurance. That's something that America wants us to do together."

Later in the interview, Durbin was asked about what got in the way of last week's House GOP healthcare bill that was never brought to a vote because of a lack of support.

"Most of the White House operation, including the president, are new to this job," Durbin said. "They don't have the seasoned veterans of Capitol Hill who understand how these things work.

"But they are learning and I think they are receptive, more receptive now after their defeat last week in the House of Representatives. Let's hope that's the case."

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