NBC: ‘Big Risk’ for GOP After Passing ‘Extreme’ Health Care Bill

Kyle Drennen | May 5, 2017
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More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

After all three network morning shows lead with reports touting Democratic predictions that Republicans would be “punished at the ballot box” over House passage of their health care bill, NBC’s Today turned to political analysts Josh Earnest and Nicolle Wallace to warn against the GOP’s “big risk.”

Turning to Earnest, Barack Obama’s former mouthpiece, Co-host Savannah Guthrie incredulously wondered if Republicans could really “pull off” a repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. Predictably, the Democratic flack dispelled the notion: “I think Senate Republicans are unlikely to take the same kind of political risk that House Republicans did....they face the same kind of agonizing political dilemma of either breaking their oft-repeated promise to repeal ObamaCare or keeping that promise by passing a bill that’s wildly unpopular...”

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