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Sen. Mike Lee Slams AHCA: 'They Should Cancel the Vote'

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 12:07 PM

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, called for Republican leaders to abandon the vote on their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

"I think they should cancel the vote because they don't have the votes," Lee told Fox News Tuesday evening.

"I don't think this bill was what we promised," he continued. "What we promised was, what we've been promising for seven years, is that if Republicans were given the chance to govern, we would repeal Obamacare root and branch. That's not what this bill does, and that's what we need to do. And that's why I'm holding out for a vote that actually fulfills that promise."

After a closed-door meeting Tuesday between President Donald Trump and House Republicans, North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones said Trump warned of "political costs" if they didn't support the bill. Jones said that he remained opposed to the bill nonetheless.

"The fact remains, they don't have the votes to pass this. They need to bring people and who have concerns, bring in conservatives, let them express what their concerns are. We can still fix this," Lee added.

"President Trump's message has been hijacked. His agenda of repealing Obamacare has been hijacked by people who don't share his values, by people who don't share his desire to repeal Obamacare."

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