Shock, Awe, Tears And Cheers In Ga. After GOP Health Bill Collapses | Political Insider Blog


Shock, awe, tears and cheers in Ga. after GOP health bill collapses | Political Insider blog

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House Speaker Paul Ryan on March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — There were plenty of ominous signs Friday that the House GOP did not have the votes to pass its health care overhaul, but that didn’t make anything less dramatic shortly after 3:30 p.m., when the news was broken to Republican lawmakers that their effort to overhaul Obamacare had collapsed.

The looks on the faces of many congressmen coming out of a closed-door meeting in the bowels of the U.S. Capitol was nothing short of shell-shocked. Early reaction from lawmakers ranged from the …

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