Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is "the biggest roadblock of them all" to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a GOP-backed health plan, Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, told Newsmax TV on Tuesday.
"This is classic Mitch McConnell: A whole lot of nothing," Cuccinelli – the former attorney general of Virginia said of the Senate's ongoing tweaking of a House's American Health Care Act – on Newsmax's "America Talks Live" with Bill Tucker.
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"The House can say they got an Obamacare bill out, but they didn't get rid of Obamacare. They kept 95 percent of it. In terms of what Republican activists and conservatives worked for and voted for, they haven't gotten any of it out of Congress yet.
"And Mitch McConnell is, as usual, the biggest roadblock of them all. I hope the president will put the cattle prod to McConnell and the rest of the leadership, and I hope we'll see a healthcare bill come out of there that actually peels out Obamacare rather than preserving it."
Asked if the repealing and replacing of the Affordable Care Act is difficult because so many people have grown used to it, Cuccinelli responded, "It's falling apart before our very eyes."
The Senate Conservatives Fund describes itself as a "national grassroots organization that seeks to bring bold conservative leadership to Washington by supporting candidates who will fight for the timeless conservative principles of limited government, strong national defense, and traditional family values."
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