Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said that members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of nearly three dozen conservative Republican representatives, were trying to “save” President Donald Trump from becoming a one-term president by tanking the House Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill that Trump is backing.
He made the comments Wednesday night in response to CNN’s Kate Bolduan’s mention that Trump has threatened to help primary Republican members of Congress who didn’t back the bill.
“During the meeting yesterday” Bolduan said, “when President Trump visited you all, he warned all of you that voting against this could mean some of you could lose your seats, and also that Republicans could lose the majority. Do you believe him?”
“We’re afraid he’s a one-term president if this passes,” Massie responded emphatically. “We’re trying to save him.”