Speaker Ryan Pulls GOP Health Care Bill Following Call from President Trump

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WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 01: President Donald Trump (2nd R) hosts Office of Managment and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (L) and Republican Congressional leaders (2nd L-R) Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and others during a working lunch in the Roosevelt Room at the […]

Republican leadership has decided to pull their Obamacare replacement bill at the request of President Donald Trump.

After House GOP leaders postponed a vote Thursday when it was clear they lacked the votes to ensure the bill’s passage, the White House delivered a late-night ultimatum: Vote today or the president is prepared to move on to other business.

The president has “left everything on the field when it comes to this bill,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said today at an afternoon press briefing, adding that House Speaker Paul Ryan “has done everything he can” to collect votes but “at the end of the day, you can’t force people to vote.”

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney had earlier told Republican legislators if the House doesn’t act today, the president is prepared to leave the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, in place, a GOP aide told ABC News.

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