McConnell: ‘Time to move on’ after healthcare defeat
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said “it is time to move on” in a floor speech early Friday after the stunning defeat of the GOP’s scaled-down plan to repeal key parts of ObamaCare.
McConnell at times sounded emotional in making brief remarks on the floor after three GOP senators voted against the “skinny” ObamaCare repeal bill.
McConnell called GOP efforts to repeal ObamaCare “the right thing for the country,” despite their final efforts to push for repeal being unsuccessful.
Of Democrats, McConnell said, “Now I think it’s appropriate to ask what are their ideas? It’ll be interesting to see what they suggest as the way forward.”
“We’ll see how the American people feel about their ideas,” he said.