Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GOP Rep.: Republicans Will Never Stop Obamacare Repeals

Despite the re-election of Barack Obama, the passing of the Affordable Care Act, its upholding by the Supreme Court and 47 failed repeal attempts, Rep. Tom Cole (OK), a prominent Republican Congressman, told NPR's Robert Siegel, "I think Republicans are never going to stop trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act." Listen as Cole states, following the State of the Union Address, that the GOP will continue wasting time and money trying to derail a law that is providing health care to millions:



SIEGEL: He appealed for an end to votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Do you think that’s behind us now, that indeed Republicans might be better with the Affordable Care Act in place to run against in November?

COLE: [Laughter] I think Republicans are never going to stop trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Look, that’s something that’s not popular, no Republican voted for it. Frankly all the polling suggests it’s become progressively less popular over the last several months so I doubt that that’s going to disappear but I also think you have to recognize political reality. There’s a Democratic senate, the president’s not likely to accept the repeal of his signature issue.

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