Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday told a group of business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, that Congress 'wasn't ready' to replace Obamacare and reiterated President Trump's words that the healthcare law would 'continue to explode'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law. "As we all learned yesterday, Congress just wasn't ready," said Pence, who spent a dozen years in Congress starting in 2001, and has been a key emissary for Trump on Capitol Hill. "With 100 percent of House Democrats -- every single one -- and a handful of Republicans actually standing in the way of President Trump's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, we're back to the drawing board," Pence said. Pence said Trump is ready to move on to his next priority: simplifying the tax code and cutting tax rates.