Dem senator jokes: 'Moment of weakness' led me to share photo comparing Trump, Obama

Dem senator jokes: 'Moment of weakness' led me to share photo comparing Trump, Obama
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Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahySenate Dems protest vote on controversial court pick Budget chairs press appropriators on veterans spending Kavanaugh paper chase heats up MORE (D-Vt.) joked that he had a “moment of weakness” on Twitter Wednesday night after he shared an image comparing photos of President Trump and former President Obama.

“I KNOW I shouldn't have retweeted this.  A moment of weakness…” Leahy tweeted alongside the comparison.
The tweet Leahy shared compared a photo of Obama to Trump with the caption “ObamaCare vs. TrumpCare…you decide.”

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Leahy’s tweet comes after Senate Republicans announced Tuesday that the Senate tax bill will include a repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate.

Experts have predicted repealing the mandate would undermine the stability of ObamaCare. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said 13 million people would lose health insurance.

The move is likely to make it tougher for moderate Republicans to support the bill.

Senate Republicans have tried on multiple occasions to pass a bill repealing ObamaCare, but have failed each time. Trump has admonished the Senate for failing to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill, and has blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight Hillicon Valley: Trump's Russia moves demoralize his team | Congress drops effort to block ZTE deal | Rosenstein warns of foreign influence threat | AT&T's latest 5G plans On The Money: Trump 'ready' for tariffs on all 0B in Chinese goods | Trump digs in on Fed criticism | Lawmakers drop plans to challenge Trump ZTE deal MORE (R-Ky.) for the Senate’s inability to pass the repeal bills.