Gingrich: ObamaCare Replacement Shows Trump Bringing 'Art of the Deal' to D.C.
UPDATE, 2:30pm ET: The revised American Health Care Act passed on a 217-213 vote. It now heads to the Senate where it faces an uncertain future.
A bill to replace ObamaCare is expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives later today.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) reacted on "Fox & Friends," saying the passage of this bill will be an "extraordinary moment" and an example of President Trump's negotiating prowess.
"If this does work, it's a tribute to President Trump because he has personally listened to people, thought it through. The art of the deal was applied to legislation," said Gingrich.
Gingrich said House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) would also deserve a lot of credit for "never backing down" despite the setbacks.
He said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), chair of the Freedom Caucus, "held the door open" for a another version of the bill after the first version failed to garner enough support for a vote.
"The bill got better by not passing initially," he said, adding that if the bill needs improvements, those can be done in the Senate.
Critics, however, are pointing out that the bill has not been reviewed by the Congressional Budget Office to determine estimated cost and coverage figures.
Pelosi: Forcing a vote without a CBO score shows that Republicans are terrified of the public learning the full consequences of their plan
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 4, 2017
Democrats are accusing Republicans of rushing the bill to the floor, just as the GOP accused the Democrats of doing with ObamaCare eight years ago.
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