Monday, May 01, 2017

Politico: Trump phone call fails to change Billy Long's mind on Obamacare replacement bill

Politico is reporting that a phone call from President Donald Trump was not enough to persuade Seventh District Congressman Billy Long to support the GOP's Obamacare replacement bill:

President Donald Trump dialed up his campaign-trail ally Rep. Billy Long on Monday, after the Missouri Republican announced his decision to vote against the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. The goal was straightforward: Persuade Long to change his mind.

It didn't work. Though Long hails from a deeply conservative district that overwhelmingly backed Trump over Hillary Clinton in November, and Long supported earlier versions of the legislation, the president's entreaties fell short, GOP insiders said.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps having a daughter who is a cancer survivor has emparted Billy with a shred of empathy for those with pre-existing conditions..

Anonymous said...

Maybe there is some hope after all.

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