Freedom Caucus Leader: Trump 'Making Phone Calls in Middle of Night' on Health Care
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) emphasized how dogged President Trump has been in trying to get Congress to pass health care reform.
"People don't realize," he explained. "No one has worked harder than the president to get this done. ... He's making phone calls in the middle of the night, early in the morning and saying we have got to be all hands on deck."
A frustrated President Trump warned Republicans last week about the "repercussions" of their inability to get an Obamacare repeal and replace bill on his desk.
If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
Meadows agreed that the GOP must brace for "unbelievable fallout" if they fail.
The House Freedom Caucus leader found himself at the center of the health care debate in April when he and other caucus members rejected the original House bill. The revised House bill eventually made it to approval, with a majority of Freedom Caucus members voting yes.
Americans have "every right to be" frustrated, Meadows said, adding that citizens he talked to asked why there was not something on the president's desk on January 20.
"Most Americans are saying it's about time."
The health care bill faces a stormy path in the Senate, where last week several GOP senators rejected the bill, dooming the current version.
"I fully expect that we'll see some real results this week," the congressman assured.