Republican leaders pulled their Obamacare repeal bill from the floor on Friday.
As news broke, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) joined Tom Sullivan to express his disappointment that the bill was pulled.
Rep. McClintock urged Republicans to continue talking so they could get something passed. The California Republican worried that the bill’s failure would create the perception that the GOP is incapable of keeping their campaign promise since the Republicans have been campaign on repealing and replacing ObamaCare for seven year.
While the Rep. McClintock admitted the bill was far from perfect, the former Freedom Caucus member disagreed with conservatives who argued the bill wasn’t pure enough.
Rep. McClintock urged his party leaders to lock members in a room and keep people talking.
And when it comes to the Trump White House simply moving on to issues like tax reform, the Congressman wasn’t so confident that would be easy.
“Failure is not an option,” Rep. McClintock told Tom as he expressed concerned that this failure would only hurt the party’s credibility and make it increasingly difficult to get things accomplished.