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Former GOP Chairman Gives Trump And Ryan The Middle Finger: ‘Cannot Support’ New Healthcare Bill

Former House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) spoke in a local radio interview on Tuesday where he sent a message to GOP leadership, stating that he cannot support the revised GOP health care bill.

Upton told Michigan’s WHTC that the new bill went against his morals.

“I’m not at all comfortable with removing that protection. I’ve supported the practice of not allowing pre-existing illnesses from being discriminated against from the very get-go,” Upton said in the interview. “This amendment torpedoes that. And I told leadership I cannot support this bill with this provision in it. …

“It’s not going to get my yes vote the way it is.”

Upton’s “no” vote puts the GOP in a very tough spot. His vote is the 22nd Republican “no” vote, one more could kill the bill, if all Democrats vote against it.

“There are not the votes to move this forward as of this morning,” Upton said.

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