'This Is Historic': Krauthammer Calls GOP Health Care Effort 'An Epic Fail'
Charles Krauthammer blasted Republicans for a "historic" "epic fail" of a venture to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
"This is an epic fail. This is historic," Krauthammer said.
After centrist Republican Susan Collins of Maine and conservative Rand Paul of Kentucky came out against the now-former Senate repeal bill, it could not lose any more support and still pass with a vice presidential tie-breaker.
Then came similar announcements of no-votes from Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), effectively killing the legislation.
Krauthammer added that the new Senate plan, a straight-up repeal of ObamaCare, is a "bluff" that won't pass either.
"Once you give an entitlement... you never can retrieve it," he said.
Collins and fellow moderates Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said they would not vote for a full repeal.
Collins and Murkowski previously voted with the rest of the Republican caucus for similar repeal bills during the Obama administration.
Krauthammer said President Trump is partially to blame for Congress' failure.
He said President Obama gave dozens of speeches in support of his legislation, while Trump has shown "no presidential leadership" in kind.
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