"Rep. Steve King frustrated that GOP leadership is not fully embracing ObamaCare repeal."
On Thursday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) appeared on the Scott Hennen Show to express his frustration with his Party’s division over whether to support a full repeal of ObamaCare and register its disapproval with all parts of the law:
KING: And this should have happened almost instantly and spontaneously. And instead it’s going slow because there are Republicans who are arguing they don’t want to have to be opposed to every component of ObamaCare. They want to nuance this a little bit. And whenever you get nuance, you get divided by the enemy. And they scatter you across the battlefield and take you apart. We’ve got to stand on this thing as a central square. And our leadership has been pretty good. Mike Pence has signed on to the bill and he’s been very clear in where he stands. I don’t have John Boehner signed on yet. I don’t have Eric Cantor signed on. A number of the other people in leadership have not.
For all their uncertainty behind closed doors, Republicans are still insisting that they will be running on some form of repeal. Earlier this month, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) said repealing this bill “has to be our No. 1 priority.”