Rep. Jim Jordan on Obamacare Discharge Petition: Let’s Do What We Said, ‘Simply Repeal Obamacare’
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the former chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that GOP lawmakers should “act like Republicans — let’s simply repeal Obamacare.”
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and other members of the Freedom Caucus filed a discharge petition on Friday to repeal Obamacare. The discharge petition, if it receives 218 signatures in the House, would force lawmakers to vote on a clean repeal bill of Obamacare. The clean repeal legislation was drafted by Rep. Jordan, which passed the House and the Senate in 2015. The bill, H.R. 1436, would repeal most parts of Obamacare by the end of 2018.
Congressman Jordan told Breitbart News why Republicans need to support the discharge petition. Jordan said:
Let’s act like Republicans, let’s simply repeal Obamacare and do what we told the voters what we said we would do. Let’s keep our promise. I think if this is brought up to the floor, really, that many people are going to vote for the same bill they voted for 18 months ago. That’s why we started this effort. We’ll see how it unfolds.
Rep. Jim Jordan told Breitbart News that GOP lawmakers should “act like Republicans — let’s simply repeal Obamacare.”