FOX News' Sean Hannity rips Republicans for not upholding their pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare. Hannity noted the party has promised for years to repeal the health reform act with former President Obama's name.
SEAN HANNITY: Welcome back to "Hannity." Today a revised health care draft was released by Senate Republicans, so will GOP lawmakers finally after seven years uphold their promise and repeal and replace ObamaCare? Tonight we're holding Washington accountable, and it is the subject of our mini monologue.
The majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell has cancelled -- good start -- the first two weeks of the Senate's August recess, and he says he may vote on the bill next week. I'll believe it when I see it.
Senator Ted Cruz said that he will support the bill as long as it drives down the cost of premiums, that's key. So will that happen?
Some of the key provisions and revisions to the released bill included billions of dollars to combat opioid addiction, additional funding for insurers, covering a high risk pool. It also allows premiums to be paid with pretax health savings accounts. That's important. And still some senators are still skeptical that this revamped legislation will ever even see the light of day.
Earlier today before the revised plan was released, here's Senator John McCain -- you know, the guy involved in that dossier thing -- this is what he said earlier.
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SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.: It should have gone through the committees of oversight so that the Democrats had a role to play, and then we probably could've gotten this thing done. Now I think prospects are dim. But it is what it is.
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HANNITY: And Republican Senator Susan Collins went a step further and vowed not to support the bill. She tweeted out, "Still deep cuts in Medicaid in the Senate bill. Will vote no on a motion to proceed. Ready to work with the GOP and Democratic colleagues to fix the flaws in the ACA."
Remember, these are the same pathetic, weak Republicans, spineless Republican senators -- they vowed to completely repeal and replace ObamaCare. They said give us the House in 2010, give us the Senate in 2014. Give us the presidency in 2016, we'll get this done, remember?
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SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL, R-KY., JUNE 28, 2012: There's only one way to truly fix ObamaCare, only one way, and that's a full repeal. A full repeal, that's been our goal from the start, that's our goal now, and we plan to achieve it.
MCCAIN, DEC. 3, 2015: It's clear that any serious attempt to improve our health care system must begin with full repeal and replacement of ObamaCare, a mission I remain fully committed to fighting on behalf of the people of Arizona.
SEN. SUSAN COLLINS, R-MAINE, NOV. 14, 2013: Repealing ObamaCare's poorly crafted and misguided mandates and replacing the law with a fiscally responsible reform bill that contains costs and provides more choices is the best path forward.
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C., MARCH 31, 2014: You can't repair this monstrosity. You've got to tear it down and start all over again.
JENNA LEE, CO-HOST, "HAPPENING NOW": How do you get to that point, though?
GRAHAM: When they lose elections.
LEE: And you think that's key, that the Republicans have to take the Senate, and from that point you can have a different strategy?
GRAHAM: Yes, the ones who survive in 2016, are up in 2016 are going to have a different attitude.
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HANNITY: If you can't replace it, then do what you said, repeal it. You have no excuses left. You have the House, the Senate, the presidency.
President Trump had this to say about the bill in an interview with Pat Robertson yesterday.
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Number one, repeal and replace. I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand waiting for our senators to give it to me. For years, they've been talking about repeal and replace, repeal and replace. I think they passed up to 61 times, repeal and replace. But that didn't mean anything because you had the minority, the Republicans, they didn't have the majority so it wasn't going to get to the president, and if it ever did Obama wasn't going to sign it. So it didn't mean -- now we have a president that's waiting to sign it.
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HANNITY: Sixth-one times -- I have a message for all of you in Washington. You know what? You cannot give up on repealing the quote "Affordable Care Act." You made us a promise, the American people, for seven years. You guaranteed you'd end ObamaCare. You assured all of us you would develop a health care bill that actually worked for the American people.
Stop your whining, roll up your sleeves, get to work, put your egos aside, get it done. You were elected to lead. Make tough decisions. Get this thing over the finish line and do it for the American people. And stop with the vacations. They didn't elect you to capitulate and whine and complain and fall down on your face. This is pathetic. Do your job.