Krauthammer: AHCA Failure Shows a 'Complete Inability to Govern'

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Mar 28, 2017 8:45 AM
Krauthammer: AHCA Failure Shows a 'Complete Inability to Govern'

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said the failure of the Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill does not bode well for the 2018 election if they don’t do anything beyond what we saw Friday.   

“I think it’s ruinous,” he told Fox News’ Shannon Bream when asked how he thought the midterm elections would play out.

“This is not just a promise betrayed. It is a complete inability to govern, particularly you’ve been arguing for something for seven years. It arrives and you are then unprepared.”

Krauthammer believes that’s why Republicans will circle back to it soon.

“I think the time it comes back is in the fall when you get the new numbers. New premiums coming out. They’re going to be much higher, fewer choices. Far more insurers are going to be withdrawing from the exchanges. … At that point, I think there will be an opportunity.”

Watch at the 4:27 mark: