A group allied with Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanCotton: House 'moved a bit too fast' on healthcare Budget chief: 'Powers that be in Washington' won healthcare fight Schumer: Dems 'willing' to work with GOP if they stop 'undermining' ObamaCare MORE (R-Wis.) and the rest of House GOP leadership is launching a massive robocall effort to get skeptical conservatives on board with the proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
American Action Network is targeting 30 House districts represented mostly by members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus.
“The legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare is coming up for a vote very soon,” the robocall script reads.
Lawmakers whose constituents will get the robocalls include Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and other members like Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashObamaCare gets new lease on life Top Republican: The healthcare bill is dead House GOP abandons ObamaCare repeal effort in stunning defeat MORE (Mich.), Raúl Labrador (Idaho), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Mark Sanford (S.C.), Mo BrooksMo BrooksTrump, GOP fumble chance to govern GOP rep: Health bill ‘one of the worst’ I’ve seen House votes to begin debate on healthcare bill; six Republicans defect MORE (Ala.) and Louie GohmertLouie GohmertTrump, GOP fumble chance to govern House votes to begin debate on healthcare bill; six Republicans defect Trump delivers ultimatum to GOP on ObamaCare repeal MORE (Texas).
“We are calling activists across the country to urge them to call their member of Congress to ensure they do the right thing and stand with President Trump and Speaker Ryan in repealing this failed law,” Corry Bliss, American Action Network’s executive director, said in a statement on Thursday.
American Action Network launched a separate TV ad campaign last week in many of the same lawmakers’ districts that pressure them to support the legislation, called the American Health Care Act.
Those ads, which bank on the assumption these conservatives won’t want to look like they’re bucking Trump, urge constituents to tell their representatives “to vote with President Trump.”