It did not take long after Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he thought the vote on the new American Health Care Act would move forward with ease that a GOP aide confirmed the vote for the bill was cancelled.
The voting got pushed to the next day, with a statement being released, “The president’s plan is to pass the bill tonight. That’s the president’s plan.” They then followed with the excuse that they did not want to vote in the middle of the night and get stuck still voting until 3am, but yesterday, the House Freedom Caucus announced there were not enough votes to pass this bill through legislation like anticipated.
From Young Conservatives:
The vote on the GOP Obamacare replacement was scheduled for tonight. But looks like it is off for today. They said the point was not to be voting at 3 a.m. in the morning, but in the clear light of day. However, yesterday the House Freedom Caucus announced that they had 25 votes against it. So there was a lot of horse trading and calls out to people trying to put the arm on them for their votes. It sounds like they’re not there yet, but they think they’re close. So the delay will give a little more time. The vote has been rescheduled for tomorrow morning.