The Daily Shot, Ricochet, March 15, 2017
In defense of the less-than-spectacularly-received American Health Care Act, President Trump and other Republicans, including Paul Ryan and Tom Price, have claimed that the ACHA is only the first of three steps.
Well, Tom Cotton knows what they’ve got planned and doesn’t care for it. In an appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Cotton said, “[T]here is no three-phase process. There is no three-step plan. That is just political talk. It’s just politicians engaging in spin.”
He elaborated: “Step one is a bill that can pass with 51 votes in the Senate. That’s what we’re working on right now. Step two, as yet unwritten regulations by Tom Price, which is going to be subject to court challenge, and therefore, perhaps the whims of the most liberal judge in America. But step three, some mythical legislation in the future that is going to garner Democratic support and help us get over 60 votes in the Senate.”
So step two is unspecified regs and step three is a bill that doesn’t exist yet that somehow Democrats will magicly support? Well, guess that’s okay, sounds like a good plan … if you believe in magic.