Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT, says he believes congressional Republicans are too divided to make another attempt at repealing Obamacare.
Sen. Hatch said he and several senior Republican will relay that message to the Trump administration, despite the White House continuing to pressure congress to push out a repeal and replace plan that can pass the House and the Senate.
“There’s just too much animosity and we’re too divided on healthcare,” Hatch said in remarks to Reuters.
Following the Republicans most recent defeat on healthcare, the President took to Twitter to call them “total quitters” if they don’t try and succeed at their stated goal of repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Hatch told reporters last week that he didn’t think Democrats had any desire to work with Republicans on healthcare, saying “We always have a few guys on our side that just won’t cooperate.”
Hatch added that he doesn’t think it is time to give up on repealing the Affordable Care Act, but suggested moving on to tax reform, another priority of President Trump, and eventually return to healthcare.