A Republican lawmaker says he is trying to save President Donald Trump by voting against the White House-backed health care bill.
“We’re afraid he’s a one-term president if this passes,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) told CNN’s Kate Bolduan. “We are trying to save him.”
Massie also made headlines on Wednesday for changing his vote on the American Health Care Act from “no” to “hell no.”
Earlier this week, Massie said he had received 275 phone calls from constituents who were against the bill, and only four who called to support it.
“Electorally, voting for this is bad today,” he said on CNN. “And it’s going to be really bad in two or three years when the changes start kicking in and health insurance prices start going through the roof.”
The bill has been the subject of last-minute negotiations in an effort to appease conservatives, but Massie predicted it would be defeated if it was brought to the floor for a vote on Thursday.
“After this bill goes down tomorrow, we can go back to the drawing board and they can bring conservatives to the table instead of just trying to break their kneecaps and twist their arms after the bill is written,” he told CNN. “And then we can all take the credit for a good bill.”