The second thing the Republican house decided to do was to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. They don’t have a clue what they’ll replace it with despite the fact that they’ve had eight years to work on it. Democrats have co-opted Trump’s slogan to put attention on what repealing the Affordable Care Act would do. The House has wasted countless votes to repeal the ACA because they didn’t want this president to enact any significant legislation, and the ACA is significant legislation. It’s not clear why they want to repeal this act now as it’s clearly a success. Do they not want to look like they were stupid all these years? Is their irrational hatred of President Obama so great that they want revenge? Whatever their reasons what does it say about their values that they are willing to kick 20 million people off healthcare to massage their egos?
The first thing they tried may answer that question. The House voted to gut the independent ethnics office. Now why would they want to do that other than they planned to be unethical. Only after the optics became obvious did they pull it.