Donald Trump Keeps Lying About Health Care Repeal. Why?
Donald Trump keeps lying about health care repeal. Why?
“Health care didn’t go down,” Trump insisted. “We have the votes.”
This is — strictly speaking — not true. It’s also, loosely speaking, not true.
The facts are these. There are three Republican “no” votes on the legislation put forward by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. No one — including Graham and Cassidy — dispute that fact. Given that there are only 52 Republican senators, when you lose three of their votes, you don’t have 50. You have 49.
It’s why Senate Republican leaders called off the vote planned for this week. They don’t have the votes. …