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The #GOP numbskulls who saved #Obamacare and #PlannedParenthood

Just when you thought Republicans couldn’t get any dumber, along comes the House Freedom Caucus.

President Trump on Sunday took hard-line congressional Republicans to task over last week’s failed attempt to push through a healthcare overhaul measure.

In his Sunday morning tweet, the president laid the primary culpability for the failure to push the measure forward on the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).

Trump said the bloc of lawmakers, aided by conservative advocacy organizations Heritage Action and the Club for Growth, had “saved” the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and Planned Parenthood, whose funding would have been cut by the measure.

The planned floor vote on the bill was hastily scrapped Friday when it became apparent that Trump and Ryan did not have the votes to win even in the Republican-controlled House.

The GOP-authored measure was intended as a high-profile repudiation of one of former President Obama’s signature achievements.

Read the whole story in the LA Times

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