On Twitter, President Trump did not hold back about his disappointment with GOP Senators’ progress on health care reform. Trump said they ‘look like fools’ over the recent health care reform defeat.
After his party’sÂ stingingÂ defeat over health care legislation, President Trump tweeted Saturday that theÂ Republicans in the Senate “look like fools” and should do away with the filibuster, even though scrapping a 60-vote requirement would still not have saved the doomed bill.
The president’s tweetstormÂ comes barely a day and a half after Senate RepublicansÂ failed to muster even the 50 votes needed to pass a “skinny” bill to repeal key parts of Obamacare, or theÂ Affordable Care Act.
The narrowly written bill was crafted under the budget reconciliation rules specifically to avoid requiringÂ a 60-vote threshold, but it still failed to win even 50 votes, despite Republican control of the chamberÂ 52 toÂ 48.
Three Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of MaineÂ and John McCain of Arizona, voted “no,”Â joining theÂ solid 48-vote Democratic bloc to scuttle the legislation.
On Saturday, Trump charged, however, that eight DemocratsÂ “totally control the U.S. Senate” and that many great Republican bills wouldÂ failÂ under the current rules.
“Republicans in the Senate will NEVER win if they don’t go to a 51…