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Congressional GOP prepares to gut Obamacare as they claim Trump ‘mandate’

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Congressional GOP prepares to gut Obamacare as they claim Trump ‘mandate’

Congressional Republicans are taking Donald Trump’s election as a “mandate” to repeal Obamacare, and they are already preparing to do just that.

“He just earned a mandate and we now have a unified Republican government,” Paul Ryan said at a press conference in his home district in Wisconsin. “He turned politics on its head and now Donald Trump will lead a unified Republican government and we will work hand in hand.”

“This healthcare law is not a popular law,” Ryan said. “This Congress, this House majority, this Senate majority, has already demonstrated and proven we were able to put that on the President’s desk.”

— Paul Ryan elected Speaker of the House, pledges to ‘wipe the slate clean’ — 

Ryan, like many other political insiders, seemed surprised at the Trump victory, which most polls and pundits predicted was simply not possible.

“This is the most incredible political feat I have seen in my lifetime,” Ryan said. “We didn’t think it could happen.”

“This needs to be a time of redemption, not a time of recrimination,” Ryan said, though he added that Republicans were ready to “hit the ground running” and go forward with their “mandate” to take the country in an entirely different direction than under the Obama administration.

“The mistake we made in the past is we didn’t seize the opportunity when it presented itself. The opportunity is now here,” he said.

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