Trump Warns GOP Congressmen About "Losing Their Seats" If Obamacare Is Not Repealed

By Marguerite Chang - 22 Mar '17 05:30AM
  • Donald Trump warns Republican lawmakers about Obamacare vote
  • (Photo : Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) US President Donald Trumps pays a visit GOP members at Capitol Hill to remind them of their election promise to repeal Obamacare

In what seems to be a show of power and might, US President Donald Trump has warned the congressmen from the Republican party that they stand to lose their seats if they continue their opposition and not vote in favor of the bill that will replace and repeal the Obamacare.

Trump made the reminder and warning for the GOP lawmakers when he visited Capitol Hill. The president reminded the Republicans to stand firm on their promise to the American people during the election that Obamacare, or the Affordable Health Care Act, will be repealed and replaced.

The president has been vocal about his challenge to the Republicans who will not make good their promise to the voters in the past. He has issued a statement that they are endangering their seats come 2018 as the people, he said, have been expecting the repeal.

The administration through the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, has said that those who will not make good their promise might "pay a price at home" when their constituents will not vote for them anymore. The repeal and replacement of Obamacare has been a major political promise in the last election.

During an interview, Trump has told a reporter that he "thinks" that he will get the necessary number to have the bill passed. The House of Representatives are set to vote about the bill this Thursday. Trump's reminder comes in the heels of reports that a number of Republicans have already said that they will vote "No" to the repeal and replacement. This prompted Trump to pay Capitol Hills a visit and remind the congressmen of their political promise.

The GOP members are now working hard to have their fellow Republicans vote to support the bill. This seems to be the only time that they have a chance of repealing Obamacare.

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