GOP lawmakers are threatening to derail the health care reform law, arguing that Democrats must address its flaws before the vote, which is set for Thursday.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Democrats need to explain to the American people why they decided to delay the vote until a year after the election.
They need to show us what they’re going to do for people, Ryan said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
I mean, what are they going to propose?
I mean, we know what the American Health Care Act is, Ryan added.
Democrats should also explain to voters why the law has caused more than 14 million Americans to lose coverage and more than 5 million to lose their coverage, he said.
Ryan, who has long pushed for a vote before the Nov. 8 election, called the GOP’s delay “irresponsible” and said it “sets a dangerous precedent” and puts the country at risk.
Democrats, who are seeking to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, are already threatening to pull the bill out of committee and use the budget reconciliation process, which would allow them to pass the legislation.