Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyGOP rep: Dems have done nothing to fix ObamaCare CNN host, GOP rep spar over Trump wiretap talk GOP targets Baldwin over Wisconsin VA scandal MORE (R-Wis.) on Monday criticized Democratic leadership for opposing the Republicans' healthcare legislation, saying Democrats have done nothing to improve ObamaCare.
“Has [House Minority Leader] Nancy [Pelosi (D-Calif.)], or [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerA Justice Gorsuch will defend religious Americans from persecution Dem to Trump: 'You truly are an evil man' Dem senator: GOP controls all of gov't, so success or failure is on them MORE [(D-N.Y.)], or Barack ObamaBarack ObamaGraham: Left is 'going insane' after Trump's win President travels again for meetings at Trump golf club in Va. Cotton: House 'moved a bit too fast' on healthcare MORE come up with any fix to ObamaCare?” he asked on “Fox and Friends.”
“My district in central northern Wisconsin, it was a Democrat-leaning district. Donald TrumpDonald TrumpLocal GOP credits Trump for 0K haul at Mar-A-Lago fundraiser Don’t blame Trump for healthcare defeat — blame Louie Gohmert Trump handed £300B NATO 'invoice' to German chancellor: report MORE won it by over 60 percent because healthcare doesn't work for people,” Duffy added.
“The bottom line is if you are paying $2,000, $3,000 a month on premiums and $12,000 deductible, that's unusable. They need us to reform this,” Duffy said.
Duffy said, however, that he believes the Democratic leadership would be willing to work with Republicans after the repeal-and-replace plan passed.
“The Democrats are going to have to get on board. I think the pressure is going to come to bear. The key point for Democrats, once we repeal and start the replacement, they know they can't go back,” Duffy said in part. “That's when they will have to come to the table and I think negotiate with us. I think Nancy is going to be part of that conversation, or maybe I’m hopeful because spring is in the air.”