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 JordanThe 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence Tucker Carlson calls Fauci a 'fraud' after tense hearing Overnight Health Care: Five takeaways from Fauci's testimony | CDC: Children might play 'important role' in spreading COVID-19 | GOP leader wants rapid testing at Capitol 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 TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet 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.”