Krauthammer to GOP: 'Making the Case That ObamaCare Is Dead is Not Working'
Charles Krauthammer said that the Republican's message that "ObamaCare is dead" is not strongly resonating with voters.
He said that the law is "extremely unpopular" but added that Republicans must have a positive message to go along with that sentiment.
"The president doesn't seem to understand ... making the case that ObamaCare is dead is not working. What's the case in favor of [the Republican legislation]?" Krauthammer asked.
Bill Hemmer played tape of Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who railed against Republicans' seven-year drumbeat of "repeal and replace."
"Seven years - no plan - nothing," Ryan said.
Krauthammer said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to piece together a coalition by offering legislative favors to those who currently oppose the bill.
He noted moderate senators - like Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) - who are asking for counter-opioid program funds.
"It's ironic you get a bill passed by spending money on drugs," Krauthammer remarked.