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McDaniel: Dems at Fault for Obamacare Repeal Failure

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Voters are feeling let down because Obamacare remains the law of the land, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said Tuesday, while blaming Democrats, not members of her own party, for the failure to repeal and replace the healthcare legislation.

“They are saying ‘hey, our premiums are doubling,'” she told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” program. “This isn’t going away for us. Insurers are pulling out of our counties. We’re struggling and we need help. We sent you there to get it done.'”

McDaniel, though, blamed Senate Republicans’ inability to pass reform and repeal legislation on Democrats, not on her own party members.

“Democrats are nowhere to be found,” said McDaniel. “They’re hiding again. They put this in place, and they haven’t come across the aisle to find solutions for the American people and Republicans continue to fight.”

McDaniel said that as a party chair, she is urging people to look forward to the 2018 midterm races, as the margins of Republican lawmakers needs to grow to pass legislation.

“There are 10 states where President [Donald] Trump won who have Democrat incumbents,” she said. “We’re going after those states.”

The failure to pass repeal and replace Obamacare legislation also won’t hurt the candidates, she said, because Republicans will be running against Democrats “who have done nothing, who put this in place,” said McDaniel. “We can win in those states. We have to do it and give the president a better majority. But today, it is disappointing to see Republicans holding this up. I wish they would vote for it. I hope they will change their minds.”