A Trump administration official on Sunday deflected concerns about Republican opposition to an Obamacare overhaul bill in the Senate and instead criticized Democrats for refusing to cooperate.
Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to President Donald Trump, was asked on ABC’s "This Week" about Sen. Rand Paul, who has said he does not support the Obamacare legislation introduced last week. Paul is joined in initial opposition to the bill by Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, Ron Johnson and Dean Heller.
“He [Trump] is working the phones, he is having personal meetings,” Conway said. “He hopes to get to yes.”
She then asked, “Why can’t we get a single Democrat to come to the table to come to the White House to speak to the president or anyone else about trying to improve a system that has not worked for everyone?” The Senate legislation, which had been kept tightly under wraps, was unveiled Thursday.
Conway also pointed to special elections in the House so far this year as evidence that the Democrats’ obstruction is not working.
“All four of those losers in the special elections, the Democrats, they all ran pretty much to keep Obamacare where it is,” Conway said.