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Trey Gowdy: 'Skinny' Bill Written in 24 Hours; 'Best We Can Come Up With?'

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By    |   Friday, 28 Jul 2017 11:32 AM

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., blasted the healthcare plan that failed in the Senate Thursday night, saying Obamacare won't be repealed on "24 hours' notice" or with a "skinny" bill.

"It's not going to be done with 24 hours' notice and a bill that has the word 'skinny' in it," Gowdy told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program on Friday.

A group of Republicans, including Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against the "skinny" bill, leaving it with 49 votes for and 51 against. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after the defeat that "it's time to move on."

On Fox News, Gowdy said that Congress shouldn't abandon its attempts to repeal Obamacare.

"We've got to go back," Gowdy said. "It was a fundamental promise of the Trump campaign, and it desperately needs to be done."

He added, "We set unrealistic expectations and then we never meet them, which leads to anger and frustration."

"Our problem is that for seven years we've been telling folks what we're against and what we're opposed to and then we've had seven months to govern and the best we can come up with is a skinny plan on 24 hours' notice?" Gowdy asked.

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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., blasted the healthcare plan that failed in the Senate Thursday night, saying Obamacare won't be repealed on "24 hours' notice" or with a "skinny" bill.
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