In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint says after meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office, he believes the president seems very serious when it comes to listening to concerns from conservatives over the new GOP healthcare bill. “He seemed a lot more receptive than the word we had gotten from the House that this was the bill, take it or leave it,” DeMint tells us. DeMint spoke with me Thursday afternoon in DC.
As it stands now, DeMint is no fan of this bill to say the least and he doesn’t like the rush job. “It looks now like the House is trying to just jam this thing through.” And the president of the Heritage Foundation says the GOP isn’t going to get a bill like this passed through congress. “I don’t think this version is going to pass the House. If it does, I don’t think it’s going to pass the Senate.”
DeMint wants to see the GOP repeal Obamacare first and then work on the solution after that. He says President Trump and republicans promised voters first and foremost that they would repeal it. He says an immediate repeal wouldn’t leave people without health insurance right away so the GOP would be able to come up with a real serious fix to do it right. He believes this current bill GOP leaders have come up with is based on fear because he thinks republicans were afraid of public pressure if they repealed the bill with no immediate fix in place.