WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is delaying a vote on a Senate health care bill while GOP leadership works toward getting enough votes.
He says they are “still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place.”
President Donald Trump says that if the health care bill fails to pass in the Senate, he won’t like it — but “that’s OK.”
Trump spoke Tuesday at a gathering of Senate Republicans after Senate leaders shelved the vote.
Trump says, “This will be great if we get it done and if we don’t get it done it’s going to be something that we’re not going to like and that’s OK and I can understand that.”
He adds, “I think we have a chance to do something very, very important for the public, very, very important for the people of our country.”
McConnell says the White House is “very anxious to help” and encouraged senators to go to the meeting.
McConnell said health care is “a big complicated subject,” and complicated bills are “hard to pull together and hard to pass.” He told reporters on Tuesday that he was very optimistic.
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