Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), frustratedly walked out of a Republican meeting discussing plans to repeal Obamacare, The Blaze reports.
According to Politico, Paul took issue with some of the ideas that were floated around to be included in the replacement plan.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) left before it was over, having heard enough of a conversation that he says centers around keeping Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion intact and creating tax credits that he called a “new entitlement program,” though a Republican in the room rebutted the notion that the topic of Medicaid expansion came up in the Tuesday meeting with Ryan.
In an interview after the meeting, Paul had some strong words regarding his Republican colleagues.
“I hear things that are unacceptable to me,” Paul said. “If they don’t seem to care what conservatives think about complete repeal of Obamacare, they’re going to be shocked when they count the votes.”
Paul has been adamant in his attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it should be done immediately. President Trump seems to agree with Paul’s plan.
Paul has also attempted to resist any Republican budgets that would increase the deficit and expand entitlement programs, previously giving a 20 minute speech on the senate floor after Republicans submitted a “vehicle for repealing Obamacare” budget that would add $10 trillion to the national debt.