Rand Paul: GOP’s ‘Fake Repeal’ Health Bill Is Setting Up a ‘Perpetual Food Fight’
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP’s last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. …
It was Trump’s second attack in three days on Paul, R-Ky., for so far being the only GOP senator to say he’ll vote against the bill….
In an interview with The Associated Press, Paul said the measure was “fake repeal” because it would leave in place most of the near $1 trillion in taxes President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul imposed to finance its expansion of coverage. He said all the bill does is set up a “perpetual food fight” over how that money is distributed to states.
The White House “just wants a legislative victory, they’re not as concerned with the policy,” Paul said. …
“I’m not willing to be bribed or do any kind of quid pro quo,” he said.
Paul, who was a Trump rival for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said he doesn’t resent Trump’s tweets against him.
“I’m a big boy and willing to go back and forth with the president,” he said.