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Sen. Bob Corker Rips House Speaker Ryan for Rejecting Bipartisanship

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On Thursday, U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee slammed House Speaker Paul Ryan for saying that he does not want to work with Democrats on healthcare.

“We have come a long way in our country when the speaker of one party urges a president NOT to work with the other party to solve a problem,” the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Ryan publicly rejected President Trump’s call for bipartisanship in order to accomplish his healthcare goals, saying that he would not like to work with Democrats on “CBS This Morning.”

Ryan earlier Thursday rejected President Trump’s recent call to move toward a bipartisan healthcare plan, saying he would rather not work with Democrats.

He added,

“[If] the Republican Congress allows the perfect to be the enemy of the good, I worry we’ll push the president into working with Democrats. He’s been suggesting that as much,”

On Monday, the president predicted in a tweet that Democrats will eventually be willing to collaborate with Republicans once former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, begins to fail.

“The Democrats will make a deal with me on healthcare as soon as ObamaCare folds — not long. Do not worry, we are in very good shape!”

 

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