Priebus on healthcare: 'Everything's on the table'

Priebus on healthcare: 'Everything's on the table'
© Greg Nash

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said that all options are on the table for future negotiations on healthcare following the failure of Republican attempts to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“Everything’s on the table,” Priebus told “Fox News Sunday.” “We’ll give these guys another chance.”

Priebus said President Trump is not “closing the door on anything” on healthcare.


The comments come after Friday's stunning defeat of the GOP healthcare plan. Trump ultimately asked Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE (R-Wis.) to pull the legislation as it increasingly looked as if it did not have enough votes to pass.

Priebus said the administration welcomes proposals from the other side of the aisle and that “Democrats can come to the table as well.”

“And it would be nice to get some Democrats on board. But you’re right, at the end of the day, I think it’s time for the party to start governing,” Priebus said.

Priebus also denied reports that his job is in jeopardy following the healthcare plan’s failure.

“I’m not in any trouble,” he told host Chris Wallace.

Republicans, including Trump, campaigned on the promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Conservative lawmakers criticized the GOP proposal for not cleanly repealing the original healthcare legislation.

But Priebus said Republicans can’t look for the perfect legislation.

“We can’t be chasing the perfect all the time. Sometimes you have to take the good, and put it in your picket and take the win,” Priebus said.