The president said when he took office, he thought Congress would present him with a “beautiful” bill to repeal Obamacare. But Senate Republicans, holding a four-vote majority, have failed in their attempts to approve a bill, most recently last week.
“That horrible thing happened because of a few people,” he said. “The problem is we have 52 [Republican] senators, and they have to get rid of the just absolutely crazy voting where you need 60. It’s a disaster for the Republicans.”
Republicans have been unable to muster even 50 votes for a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The president has been calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, for months to end the filibuster rule that requires 60 votes to move forward with most legislation.
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