Remember Rep. Eric Cantor? He was one of the “Young Guns” of the House that the future of the GOP was to be built on.
Cantor gave an interview with The Washingtonian and exposed the Republican lie that conservatives have figured out for a while now.
That is, Republicans were never serious about repealing Obamacare. They used voter anger to try to stay in power according to the former Virginia representative.
It turns out that the American people believed Republicans and kept voting them in office with the idea that Obamacare would be repealed. Now we know that was never in the cards.
We need to get real people, and not politicians, into the government. This interview proves it.
Source: The Washingtonian
Cantor helped create that perception. Earlier that summer—after many failed attempts over the years to shred the law piecemeal—Cantor promised colleagues that the House would vote on a “full repeal.” But even after it did, the measure was dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Cantor—in Congress 13 years and, fairly or unfairly, once thought to be above electoral reproach—paid the price.
His 2014 avenger, now-congressman David Brat, bludgeoned him for being soft on Obamacare, among other things. But the failure to make a dent in the law landed a bigger blow on the party. After seven years of pledging they could dismantle Obamacare, if only they had control of Congress and the White House, Republicans—at last in charge of both—have faced deep divisions over a replacement.
Asked if he feels partly responsible for their current predicament, Cantor is unequivocal. “Oh,” he says, “100 percent.”
He goes further: “To give the impression that if Republicans were in control of the House and Senate, that we could do that when Obama was still in office . . . .” His voice trails off and he shakes his head. “I never believed it.”
Cantor went on to say that he wasn’t the only one aware of the “charade.”
So, we have a former major league Republican admitting they lied to voters about the Obamacare repeal. This is exactly why Trump was elected. The American people knew they were being lied to and ignored.
I believe Congress is doing the same under Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan as they attempt to hang President Trump out to dry. It is getting nearer to the point that a march on Washington is needed to let Congress know who really runs the show in this country.
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