Paul Ryan came up short, you guys.
On Friday, Donald Trump called for a House vote on the health bill, hoping there would be enough Republican support behind the half-baked replacement for Obamacare.
But things didn't go as planned during the floor debate, when House Speaker Ryan realized he didn't have enough congressional backers for his baby, the American Health Care Act.
Instead of crash and burn, Ryan told POTUS to pull the healthcare bill — and while he may have lost the battle, the Speaker made it clear he will not lose the war.
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After the dramatic pull out, Ryan spoke to press about the major failure and almost made us feel sorry for him with those sad doe eyes.
Ryan explained the House didn't have the "consensus" they needed to move the legislation forward and write the bill — which would have been a "favor" to the architects of the Affordable Care Act.
He clarified that the difference in opinion was not IF Obamacare should be replaced, but on
Here's something we never thought we'd say: Donald Trump just pulled out!
The President delivered an ultimatum to lawmakers this week, ordering the House of Representatives to vote on the GOP's health care replacement or keeping Obamacare in tact.
The House was set to vote on the legislation on Friday, though most congressionals opposed the half-baked American Health Care Act.
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Trump and house speaker Paul Ryan were once confident they could get enough Republican votes to replace the Affordable Care Act — but shit went SOUTH first on Thursday and then during the formal debate on the bill Friday morning.
How south? The House called for a recess just MINUTES before the official vote was supposed to go down. Republican representatives dramatically called for a secret meeting, frantically scrambling for last minute support.
That effort proved to be futile minutes later, when it was reported that the President called for Ryan to pull the bill completely: