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GOP Humiliation: Trumpcare Didn't Even Have Majority Support Among Trump Voters

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) hit back at the president, saying via Twitter: "It didn't take long for the swamp to drain President Trump".

In the House, the Republicans' failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act has reopened some old divisions in the party.

Freedom Caucus members opposed the Trump-backed healthcare legislation in part because they said parts were too similar to the Obamacare law it was supposed to replace.

House Republican leaders and the White House, under extreme pressure from conservative activists, have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with House leaders declaring that Democrats were celebrating the law's survival prematurely.

"In my district, we're very conservative so If he gets me out of office, he's going to get someone more conservative than me", DesJarlais said.

"I don't want that to happen", Ryan said in an interview with CBS News' Norah O'Donnell that will air Thursday morning. That doesn't mean that we're not going to get there. While Ryan expressed openness to the idea, McConnell said he thought doing so would be futile. On Wednesday, Buck - who previously would not reveal his position on the GOP bill - said he was a "yes" on the measure.

After last week's health care bill debacle, Trump should have learned that he'll never reach a consensus in the GOP on much of his agenda.

Speaker Paul Ryan says he understands and shares President Donald Trump's frustration with the House Freedom Caucus. He added that they must deliver their promise to the American people and "not just pass a bill that no one supports".

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They made a point of putting themselves at arm's length from the House investigation marked by partisanship and disputes. Democratic members of Nunes' House committee said his ability to lead a bipartisan probe has been fatally compromised.

Ever since George H.W. Bush pressed House Republicans to join in breaking his infamous "read my lips" no-tax-increase pledge, these have been the same empty promises force-fed to conservatives by moderates in Congress to goad them into supporting awful bills. It has been the issue that has animated Republican opposition to Obama. Back then, a vote backing the Affordable Care Act - which Republican strategists had already branded "Obamacare" - meant facing millions of dollars in right-wing attack ads and nearly certain defeat at the polls that fall.

President Trump, even with his art of the deal skills, couldnt convince members of the Freedom Caucus to stop drinking the tea of an all-or-nothing, no-compromise bill.

In recent days, the president has been out of sync with the two highest ranking Republicans in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump's critics say the documents would help determine whether Trump's investments and sprawling business empire pose conflicts of interest on policies involving tax, regulation, China, Russia and other issues.

President Trump signed off on that decision, and the president declared he was moving on from health care to focus on his bigger priority, reforming the federal tax code.

Ryan told members that "we're still going to try to find a way to get this done", said Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.)."We spent years writing this bill - we're not just going to walk away from it". Ryan said Thursday that Trump apologized to him for tweeting about the show. Democrats have supported increasing subsidies to help more people afford insurance, though it's not clear there's much support for that on the right.

Midway through the process, Meadows told reporters he had spoken to the White House every day that week but hadn't had a substantial meeting with a member of House leadership in two weeks. They complained the bill didn't do enough to get the government out of health care. But he said he also was considering filing a discharge petition on his own bill - a one-line repeal of the ACA. Trump tore up many Republican orthodoxies and found a different way to unlock the electoral map. Last week, Trump publicly pointed to the other party for refusing to cooperate on the bill, an incredulity-defying comment since no Democrat was eager to replace Obamacare, nor did the White House conduct any real outreach across the aisle. They were more likely to oppose than support cutting Medicaid and were divided over linking subsidies to age more than income.

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