What makes this widespread Republican subscription to asinine conspiracy theories about election stealing especially risky is that it reflects and feeds their leader's inability to accept electoral setbacks as legitimate.
"If you don't support it, you have no chance of winning", Trump said.
Trump insisted Tuesday it was his idea to switch course.
At the time, McConnell said that choice should be made by whoever won the November 2016 presidential election. "I want to put it after the election".
However, last week the Trump administration also strengthened their efforts to completely invalidate the Affordable Care Act, which could cause approximately 20 million people to lose health insurance altogether.
Trump's move suggests he may debate the U.S. healthcare system during the 2020 presidential polls campaign.
Referring to Democrats, he said: "They have health care right now".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to members of the media alongside Sen. McConnell did, however, tell Trump that the senate would do what they could to pass bills that would lower the cost of health care. Republicans wanted no part of a do-over after their failure to replace the law in 2017. "The American people are for having access to care". And then literally just a few hours later, Donald Trump tweeted out the following. That night, Trump tweeted as much.
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That arrangement suits Democrats just fine.
"I think we're going to have a great healthcare package".
The new rules will allow McConnell to rapidly confirm nominees to USA district courts, two steps below the Supreme Court, and to positions such as the assistant secretary of the Commerce Department - which was the post that triggered Wednesday's fight and rules change.
But Republican leaders in Congress quickly shied away from the issue and pushed him to reconsider. You know a majority of people in this country, including majority of your party, wants this plan in place. Publicly and privately, Republicans tried to talk to Trump.
After Trump's victory, Senate Republicans faced a filibuster of Neil M. Gorsuch's nomination to fill the Scalia vacancy and executed a party-line change of rules to lower the threshold for all judicial nominees to a simple majority. He often retells the story of the late Arizona Sen.
While Republicans gained Senate seats last fall, GOP senators - particularly those up for re-election next year - weren't looking for another fight over the law. Fifty-four percent of respondents said that they have a lot or some trust in Democratic lawmakers to protect or improve health care, compared to 41 percent who said the same about Republicans.
According to AP VoteCast, a survey of more than 115,000 Midterm voters nationwide, almost 4 in 10 Democratic voters identified healthcare as the most important among a list of key issues.
Affirm the actions taken by the Trump Administration to invalidate Affordable Care Act protections for those with pre-existing conditions is an unacceptable and partisan attack on American lives.
Senator John Thune, R, the No. 2 Senate Republican, said it makes sense to wait until after the election to attempt the large-scale health insurance overhaul the President was suggesting. They also limited debate to two hours, but that move expired at the end of that Congress after Democrats lost control of the Senate in the 2014 elections. I told him, we can't do this right now.