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Mike Pence: House GOP Might Have Some Health Care Defectors

At a breakfast sponsored by the American Spectator, I asked Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), the House Republican Conference chairman what I thought would be a yes or

Jul 31, 2020
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At a breakfast sponsored by the American Spectator, I asked Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), the House Republican Conference chairman what I thought would be a yes or no question: Would all Republican members of the House vote against the eventual, Democratic-sponsored health care bill? Pence spent nine minutes talking about Republican ideas.
“I think you will see overwhelming Republican opposition,” said Pence. “Will it be unanimous? I defer you to the whip’s office.” I asked again about the suggestion that the Republicans might, possibly, not vote unanimously against a Democratic health care bill as they voted against the stimulus package and the president’s budget.
“You should anticipate overwhelming Republican opposition to government-run health insurance,” said Pence. “I didn’t say ‘possibly not’ unanimous. We’ll leave ‘unanimous’ to the other [leadership] offices.”
At issue here is a very small number of Republicans. But any number of Republican votes for a health care bill could be pivotal; each one gives an endangered or Blue Dog Democrat room to vote no.
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