Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed Republicans for scheduling a vote on the American Health Care Act after polls showed that it was not very popular with Americans.
Gingrich, the former Georgia congressman who was speaker from 1995 to 1999, took to Twitter:
Republican leaders ditched a vote on the proposal after more party members aligned with conservatives to oppose the bill.
The move came a day after Trump demanded a vote on the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — and he, Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials lobbied recalcitrant Republicans all week on the legislation.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed that only 17 percent of voters surveyed approved of the AHCA, versus 56 percent who opposed it — and 26 percent were undecided.
But only 24 percent of the Republicans in the poll backed the plan, compared with 41 percent who were against it.
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