Van Hollen: GOP not giving up 'undermining' ObamaCare for Lent

Rep. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenDems pan Trump's budget as helping the wealthy Senate Dems push FDA to reject alternative cigarette health claims Trump must send Russia powerful message through tougher actions MORE (D-Md.) on Wednesday said he knows what Republicans are not giving up for Lent — attempting to repeal ObamaCare.

Catholics give up something during Lent, which began on Wednesday and lasts until Easter.

Van Hollen made the comment on Twitter as the House voted for the 50th time on legislation that would repeal the healthcare law.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) sponsored the bill, which would delay the individual mandate for one year.

At the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting last week, Obama commented on the GOP’s next attempt to tweak the law.

“They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act. You know what they say: 50th time is the charm,” Obama said. “Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote, you will win a prize. Maybe if you buy 50 repeal votes, you get one free. We get it. We understand. We get you don’t like it.”