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Karl Rove: Republicans Battling Each Other 'Has Become Tired, Familiar'

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By    |   Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 03:38 PM

Republicans are at odds over reforming healthcare and "it has become a tired, familiar act,"  former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove wrote in a column for The Wall Street Journal.

The American Health Care Act proposal was different from Obamacare, contrary to claims from the Freedom Caucus, who reported untruths about the Act, according to Rove.

"That falsehood was meant to increase the Freedom Caucus's leverage and pump up its allies fundraising — both at the expense of other Republicans," Rove wrote.

The Freedom Caucus could cut out Obamacare's premium increases by killing the exchanges, which would remove insurance from 10 million people, he added.

Rove, who helped organize the political action committee American Crossroads, slammed Rep. David Brat for his claims that conservatives were left out of the bill's drafting.

"The only lines crossed during this debacle were breached by the Freedom Caucusers, who committed political libel against their Republican colleagues, stopped the legislative process dead in its tracks, and saved Obamacare."

Rove was optimistic March 15 about the success of the AHCA and Trump's work with the proposal.

"He's working with the Republican leadership in the House to keep an open line of communication to critics who are looking for a way to be supportive by making changes to the bill, and if that process goes forward, then good things can happen," Rove told Fox News.

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