Rubio: Everyone is going to weigh in on healthcare

Rubio: Everyone is going to weigh in on healthcare
© Greg Nash

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate holds sleepy Saturday session as negotiators finalize infrastructure deal Break glass in case of emergency — but not for climate change Democrats join GOP in pressuring Biden over China, virus origins MORE (R-Fla.) in an interview broadcast early Sunday said all lawmakers will eventually weigh in on Republican legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“So the first step in this may be crafted among a small group of people, but then everyone's going to get to weigh in,” Rubio told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” 

“You know, it's going to take days and weeks to work through that in the Senate.”


The senator’s comments come as Republicans in the upper chamber draft a plan to repeal and replace former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMillennial momentum means trouble for the GOP Biden's Cuba problem: Obama made a bet and lost Democrats need a coherent response to attacks on critical race theory MORE’s signature healthcare legislation.

Rubio in the interview said any proposal from Senate Republicans should not be rushed to the floor for a vote.

“So I have no problem with a group of people meeting to conduct a proposal. But ultimately that proposal cannot be rushed to the floor,” he said.

“And I don't think the Senate rules would permit it. So it's fine if they're working on the starting point. But ultimately we're all going to see what's in it.”