GOP rep: Town hall protesters may prevent weak-spined House from repealing Obamacare

GOP rep: Town hall protesters may prevent weak-spined House from repealing Obamacare
Media preternaturally interested in Jason Chaffetz's Feb 2017 townhall. "Constituents" deploy protest signs as they wait for the congressman to show up. (Image: Screen grab of Salt Lake Tribune video via Hot Air)

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Republican Rep. Mo Brooks (AL) said Thursday that protests at town halls around the country might prevent Republican lawmakers from repealing the Affordable Care Act.

“I’ll tell you, Toni, there are a, in my opinion, a significant number of congressmen who are being impacted by these kinds of protests and their spine is a little bit weak,” the Alabama congressman said in an interview on “The Morning Show with Toni & Gary” on WBHP 800 Alabama radio. “And I don’t know if we’re going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active, they’re putting pressure on congressman and there’s not a counter-effort to steel the spine of some of these congressmen in tossup districts around the country.”

Brooks continued, “And you may not even see a vote to repeal Obamacare, you might see something where they call it a repeal but really it’s an amendment. You and I have talked about this before. We need an outright repeal of Obamacare and then whatever’s gonna come after it, fine, let’s have that discussion. …”

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