“One thing I will guarantee is that I’ll continue to fight to come up with a plan that fulfills President Trump’s campaign pledges and returns power to patients, returns power to states and is both fiscally sustainable for the individual as well as for the taxpayers.”
Graham said on “Fox News Sunday” he thinks there are 50 votes for the plan in the Senate and that he hopes to have 25 Republican governors supporting the bill within the next few weeks.
“I believe there’s 50 votes for this,” he said.
“There will be a tremendous amount of pressure on Republican leadership to take this up. I think Mitch will,” he said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump quietly putting his stamp on the courts Democrats see ObamaCare leverage in spending fights OPINION | Progressives, now’s your chance to secure healthcare for all MORE (R-Ky.).
It appears that Senate leaders have moved on from repeal for now, focusing instead on tax reform and other issues. That has angered Trump, who lashed out repeatedly at McConnell last week.
“Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!” Trump tweeted last week.