Minutes after the GOP leadership-led bill American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled from the House, NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd concocted the loony idea that the AHCA failed not because it couldn’t unite all factions of the GOP but that they chose not to work with Democrats.
Over on ABC, former Clinton partisan George Stephanopoulos and correspondent Jonathan Karl were a bit overly dramatic, boasting of the “crushing” and “devastating” defeat for Republicans.
Todd’s claim, however, was just patently absurd. Ignoring the fact that the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) was passed with zero House or Senate Republican votes, Todd lectured Ryan and Trump by wondering “what lessons does the White House and Speaker Ryan take out of this.”
Todd’s partisan hack job kicked into high gear with this claim that refused to take into account GOP control of both Congress and the White House:
There’s certainly a lot of people who want to fix it and does the President now realize, you really can’t successfully govern until you figure out a way to reach out to Democrats. [Emphasis added]