Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has been a vocal critic of the GOP healthcare bill, calling it a “death trap” that will lead to higher premiums for millions of Americans.
But he’s also been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and Democrats, and the congressman has also said that the House will consider legislation to address the country’s opioid crisis.
He told the Hill that Democrats should “push back against” the GOP bill, but not too hard.
Pompeo also suggested the Trump administration might be considering “sending a message” to the Trump Administration that “the Trump Administration doesn’t believe that the bill is a good idea,” and he said that a vote on the bill could be postponed until after the administration’s first week in office.
Trump administration officials have said the bill does not include a provision that would require states to expand Medicaid, which could have a significant impact on states’ budgets.