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REPORT: 20 House Republicans Who Voted for Disastrous ‘Health Care’ Bill Now More Likely to Lose Their Seats

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‘Midterm Wave’?

The only good thing that can be said for the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would repeal and “replace” ObamaCare by stripping health care coverage from tens of millions of people and delivering a massive tax cut for the very rich, is that it is a political game changer.

The highly-respected nonpartisan Cook Political Report Friday morning announced they are changing the ratings on 20 House seats currently held by Republicans – and some of those Republicans are long-time veterans.

What does that mean? The Cook report looks at each political race and through a variety of means decides if it looks like that seat will go to a Republican or a Democrat in the next election. Will the current lawmaker get re-elected or not?

Democrats’ chances of winning back the House right now are still slim, but growing. And there’s time for us to do the work necessary to make it happen.

“House Republicans’ willingness to spend political capital on a proposal that garnered the support of just 17 percent of the public in a March Quinnipiac poll is consistent with past scenarios that have generated a midterm wave,” the Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman writes. “In light of the vote, we are shifting our ratings in 20 districts, all reflecting enhanced opportunities for Democrats.”

Three of the ratings changes are from “lean Republican” to “toss up,” 11 are from “likely Republican” to “lean Republican,” and the remaining six are from “solid Republican” to “likely Republican.”

Here’s an excerpt from the list of what are probably the most-recogniable names:

CA-48: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

CA-25: Rep. Steve Knight

CO-06: Rep. Mike Coffman

IL-06: Rep. Peter Roskam

KS-03: Rep. Kevin Yoder

NJ-07: Rep. Leonard Lance

OH-01: Rep. Steve Chabot

TX-32: Rep. Pete Sessions

NCRM will be keeping a close eye on all 20 seats. Feel free to let us know if you think your Representative or Senator should be voted out and why.

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Trump had tried to block the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack from gaining access to those records. The Supreme Court, three of its six conservatives appointed by Trump himself, rejected his demand.

“Trump had lost efforts in two lower federal courts to block the panel from getting more than 700 pages of records,” CNBC reports. “He had argued that he had the authority as a former president to invoke executive privilege to prevent disclosure of the records.”

The vote reportedly was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas the only one to side with Trump.

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“You always ask me the nicest questions,” President Biden jovially responded to Doocy’s yelling, adding: “None of them make a lot of sense to me.”

Apparently desperate to prove him wrong, the Fox News correspondent declared, “Why are you trying in your first year so hard to pull the country so far to the left?”

President Biden didn’t get angry. He merely replied, “Well, I’m not.”

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“48 of the 50 Democrats supported me in the Senate on virtually every thing I’ve asked.”

President Biden then continued to take questions for a total of nearly two hours. The press conference is ongoing as of this publishing.

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“Think about this: What are Republicans for?” the President asked. “What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.”

“And so, the problem here is, I think what I have to do,” Biden said, noting a change in tactics, “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for,” referring to his Democratic Party.

Republicans during the 2020 presidential election literally stood for nothing: they didn’t bother to craft a 2020 platform.

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