GOP senator: Move on from healthcare, turn to debt ceiling

GOP senator: Move on from healthcare, turn to debt ceiling
© Greg Nash

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold Johnson40 patient advocacy groups oppose 'right to try' drug bill GOP eyes changes to 'right to try' bill Hundreds sign on to letter opposing 'right to try' drug bill MORE (R-Wis.) on Sunday said that while the issue of healthcare is not going away, the Senate should turn its attention to other legislation. 

“We do need to stabilize those markers, the issue is not going away,” Johnson told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Johnson’s comments come after the Senate’s failed attempts to pass legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, a key promise from Republican politicians in the last few election cycles.

The Wisconsin lawmaker said the upper chamber should focus on issues like the debt ceiling and tax cuts. 

“In terms of exactly what the order of legislation — I really do think we probably ought to turn our attention to the debt ceiling, and funding the government, and tax cuts until we can really get all the parties together,” Johnson said. 

Johnson said in order for the parties to come together, governors, members of Congress and the White House need to be “on the same page” regarding healthcare.