Freedom Caucus founding member: GOP health plan did not meet campaign promises

Freedom Caucus founding member: GOP health plan did not meet campaign promises
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A founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said on Sunday that Republicans should focus on a clean repeal of ObamaCare, arguing the GOP's failed American Health Care Act did not meet Republican campaign promises to the American people.

“This is about the American people and what we told them we were going to do,” Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMcCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader Republicans request update on investigation into ex-FBI official accused of leaks GOP lawmakers rip Dems for calling Cohen to testify MORE (R-Ohio) told “Fox News Sunday.”

Conservative lawmakers argued the GOP measures did not cleanly repeal ObamaCare. 

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“This bill didn’t do this, and that’s why only 17 percent of the country approved” the plan, Jordan said.

Conservative lawmakers have made repealing and replacing ObamaCare a signature campaign promise over the last few years. President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE during his run for the White House also vowed to repeal and replace the signature healthcare legislation.

“This is about the American people and what we told them we were going to do,” Jordan said on Sunday.

The congressman added that the GOP measures were “not consistent with what we told them we were going to do.”