'An Extraordinary Achievement': Gingrich Praises Trump, GOP for Health Care Bill
On "Hannity" tonight, Newt Gingrich praised President Donald Trump and House Republican leaders for the "extraordinary achievement" of successfully passing a sweeping health care bill.
The revised version of the American Health Care Act, which passed by a 217-213 vote, is a major step toward repealing and replacing ObamaCare.
"It is three months earlier than Reagan got his tax cut, it is 13 months earlier than we got welfare reform, it's five months earlier than they got Obamacare through," Gingrich said. "I didn’t think they could do it."
He said that there are many key players who helped get the bill through, from House Speaker Paul Ryan to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, but no one was more important than Trump himself.
"The Republican Party kept its word after seven-plus years of promising to repeal and replace ObamaCare," Gingrich said.
He praised the party, in particular, for continuing to work on the bill after it failed to clear the House the first time.
"They kept working, they kept talking," Gingrich said. "Trump kept talking to people as late as yesterday individually, developing amendments, thinking things through. The art of the deal [has] come to Washington, D.C. The president would never back off, he would never give up."
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