By Rebecca Shabad - 03/05/14 12:23 PM EST
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (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.
Well, now we know what the GOP ISN'T giving up for #Lent: undermining the Affordable Care Act. 50th attempt today.— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) March 5, 2014
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.”