After listing off accomplishments under the Trump administration, Fox News conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer went on to argue that Congress should be considered a “bust” and a “huge disappointment.”
“These are all achievements,” Krauthammer stated, “they are undeniable. They are mostly presidential achievements.”
“The fact is the Congress has been a complete bust,” he contended. “And that I think has been a huge disappointment.”
“Here they are they’ve been saying for seven years,” Krauthammer continued, “give us control, give us the signature in the White House, we will do great things. And on the great things they did nothing.”
He emphasized, “The Obamacare repeal was an epic fail.”
“They had seven years to work it out. And for some of the Senators it was a matter of bad faith,” he added. “When they had a vote to repeal, knowing that Obama wouldn’t sign, they voted to repeal. When they had the same vote to repeal knowing that President Trump would sign, they voted the other way.”
“That I think is going to be a big millstone around the neck of the Congress for a very long time,” Krauthammer ended.
Attempts to repeal Obamacare passed in the House of Representatives but proved unsuccessful in the Senate. In a theatrical fashion, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned from brain cancer surgery and voted against the “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act.
Plagued with infighting, Republicans have struggled to find unity but assert they have not given up on efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
First reported by The Blaze.