Pirro: Speaker Ryan Must Step Down After ObamaCare Replacement Failure
In her Opening Statement on Saturday, Judge Jeanine Pirro said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) must step down from his position as Speaker of the House.
Pirro said that after seven years of working on a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the legislation Ryan and his leadership team designed still ultimately failed in a Republican-majority House.
She also said President Trump does not deserve the blame for the American Health Care Act's failure.
"This bill didn't just fail," Pirro said on "Justice." "It failed when the Republicans had the House, the Senate, [and] the White House."
She criticized Ryan for presenting a failed bill that required President Trump to expend precious political capital to defend and try to accomplish its passage.
"Americans elected the one man they believed could do it," she said. "And, Speaker Ryan, you come in will all your swagger and experience and sell him a bill of goods which ends up a complete and total failure."
"You allow our president in his first 100 days to come out of the box like that, based on what? Your legislative experience, your knowledge of the arcane ins-and-outs of the bill-writing process?... Your drinks at the Hay-Adams with your pals?" Pirro asked.
Pirro said the onus for the failure was not on the president, as prior to his inauguration he had scant political experience.
She also slammed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, asking rhetorically how he failed to figure out what Republicans needed to do to ensure majority support for the bill.
Watch the full opening statement above and click here to find out why House Freedom Caucus member Louie Gohmert believes the failed bill was based on a "lie."