GOP senator says party better get tax reform done: 'I'm tired of screwing around'

A Republican senator is expressing frustration with his party's ability to pass key legislation, after the GOP's failure, twice, to pass an ObamaCare repeal and replace bill through the Senate.

"I’m frustrated. I’m tired of screwing around, Stuart," GOP Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (La.) said to Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co."

"We made a lot of promises to the American people and by God we need to deliver," he said.

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The Louisiana lawmaker said his colleagues in the upper chamber should now work around the clock to pass a tax reform deal that successfully overhauls the current tax code and replaces it with a simplified system. Tax reform is the next legislative push for Republicans after health care.

"There is no margin of error here, the economy needs it and frankly our political party needs it. We need to do tax reform. We need to do it by November, we need to make it retroactive to the first of the year, we need to work nights, we need to work weekends, we need to do whatever it takes," he continued.

His remarks come after his party announced their long-awaited plan that will, they say, provide tax relief for the middle class and make American businesses more competitive.

The framework would largely cut taxes on businesses, slash the top tax rate for the wealthy and get rid of many itemized deductions, according to a copy obtained by The Hill. 

Kennedy said his Senate colleagues can vote their consciences, but urged them to think carefully about their decisions. 

“We better. Now, I’m not ever going to tell my colleagues how to vote, they should vote their conscience and they should follow their heart, but they ought to take their brain with them. We promised this to the American people," he said.

President Trump is expected to promote the framework of the bill Wednesday.