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Healthcare Vote Threatened by Clinton-District Republicans

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By    |   Tuesday, 02 May 2017 10:36 AM

The GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare has a new threat: Republicans from districts won by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the last election, the Washington Examiner reports.

"There is no solid GOP governing majority yet," GOP strategist Rob Stutzman told the Examiner. "Trump won but his inability to lead on an agenda has created a huge leadership vacuum which leaves many Republicans in Congress simply fending for themselves."

On Monday night, The Hill reported that 21 Republicans are against the bill. According to the Examiner, "several hail from districts Hillary Clinton won in November, or that were competitive."

A spokesman for Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Hill he is undecided, citing "serious concerns with the revised bill."

Royce represents a district in Orange County where Clinton beat President Donald Trump 51.5 percent to 43 percent.

Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan when from yes to undecided, telling Bloomberg recently that he's "not comfortable with it."

His district voted for Trump over Clinton 51.3 percent to 43 percent, but he "is always worried about re-election and how the national winds will blow," an anonymous GOP told the Examiner. "His district isn't all that great and one we always worry about when he leaves."

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The GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare has a new threat: Republicans from districts won by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the last election, the Washington Examiner reports.
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