Cotton warns House: 'Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate'

Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonOvernight Health Care: House passes .3T omnibus | Bill boosts funds for NIH, opioid treatment | Senators spar over ObamaCare fix | 'Right to Try' bill heads to the Senate Overnight Regulation: Omnibus includes deal on tip-pooling rule | Groups sue over rules for organic livestock | AT&T, DOJ make opening arguments in merger trial GOP senators push tougher sentencing for synthetic opioid MORE (R-Ark.) said House Republicans' plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare will need a lot of work to be approved in the upper chamber.

"The bill probably can be fixed, but it's going to take a lot of carpentry on that framework," Cotton said on ABC's "This Week."

Cotton said the bill as it is cannot pass the Senate, adding that it would have "adverse consequences for millions of Americans."

He then issued a message to members in the House.
"Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote," Cotton said.
He suggested the House take a "pause."
"I'm afraid that if they vote for this bill, they're going to put the House majority at risk next year," he said.

"We have majorities in the House and the Senate, and in the White House not only to repeal ObamaCare and get healthcare reform right, but to reform our taxes and our regulations and build up our military and accomplish many other things."
Cotton said he doesn't want to see the House majority "put at risk on a bill that is not going to pass the Senate."
Cotton emphasized the importance of doing the repeal and replace of ObamaCare correctly.
"We need to get this right," he said. "Not get it fast."