Freedom Caucus member tries to force ObamaCare repeal vote

Freedom Caucus member tries to force ObamaCare repeal vote

Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksWatchdog group seeks ethics probe over McCarthy's Jan. 6 comments Jan. 6 panel seeks records of those involved in 'Stop the Steal' rally Jan. 6 panel to ask for preservation of phone records of GOP lawmakers who participated in Trump rally: report MORE (R-Ala.), a conservative member of the House Freedom Caucus, said Tuesday that he plans to file a discharge petition in an effort to force a vote on full repeal of ObamaCare.

Brooks has introduced a two-page bill to repeal the entire law, a measure that has no real path to passage given opposition from moderate Republicans and an inability to get through a filibuster in the Senate.

But Brooks says he wants to put members on record on where they stand by using the petition, which could force a vote if it gets signatures from a majority of House lawmakers.

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"We will find out who is truly for repeal of ObamaCare and who is not," Brooks said.

Meanwhile, some GOP lawmakers expressed hope Tuesday at a House GOP conference meeting that repeal is not dead and they could revisit the issue.

President Trump, however, has said he is moving on to tax reform.