Hours after Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia special election, President Trump offered advice to Democrats, saying they should work with Republicans to pass key legislation.
“Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on healthcare, tax cuts, security. Obstruction doesn't work!” the president wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare,Tax Cuts,Security. Obstruction doesn't work!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2017
Tax reform and repealing and replacing Obamacare have been two top priorities for the president and the GOP. Trump in April introduced a new health care bill deemed "Obamacare 2.0" that was quickly rejected after it didn't get enough support to go to the House.
Now the GOP is adding revisions to the bill. The secrecy surrounding the process has irked Republicans and infuriated Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday that Republicans will be able to review a "discussion draft" Thursday.
You mean the healthcare bill that the GOP won't show anyone?— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 21, 2017
"If Republicans won’t relent and debate their health care bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn’t expect business as usual in the Senate," said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY).
Democrats have expressed some interest in working with President Trump on passing infrastructure legislation, but the president has a long way to go to repeal and replace Obamacare.