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

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

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 Jordan58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll Kinzinger supports Jan. 6 panel subpoenas for Republicans, including McCarthy Jordan acknowledges talking to Trump on Jan. 6 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 TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic 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.”