President Donald Trump warned Republicans on Monday that they have one “last chance to do the right thing,” an effort to nudge Senate Republicans into supporting legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“Republicans have a last chance to do the right thing on Repeal & Replace after years of talking & campaigning on it,” the president tweeted Monday morning.
The Senate will vote this week on a motion to proceed to debate on legislation to undo Obamacare. That motion, however, is expected to fail.
Even so, Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) said Sunday that Republicans will simply “go back to the drawing board” should the vote fail to pass.
“What will happen is, if and when that were to occur, we’ll go back to the drawing board and get a bill up,” Thune told “Fox News Sunday.” “We are going to vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s not a question of ‘if,’ it’s a question of ‘when.’”
For his part, Trump said Sunday that failing to repeal and replaced “the disastrous ObamaCare” will have repercussions “far greater than any of them understand!”