GOP congressman: Republicans were "irresponsible" to celebrate AHCA passage at White House

Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher said Monday that his fellow Republicans were “irresponsible” for celebrating the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act at the White House.

“The Democrats were singing on the House floor, singing on the House floor after the vote,” the GOP congressman said on “The Jerry Bader Show,” a local Wisconsin radio program. “They were celebrating the vote going forward because they feel like it allowed them to get an electoral advantage and, honestly, the Republicans who went to celebrate at the White House — I disagree with that approach.”

He went on to ask, “What are we celebrating? We haven’t passed a bill into law. The Senate’s gonna re-write this thing. I’ve never seen the Packers pop the champagne at halftime. I just think that’s irresponsible. And so I just would urge both sides to just lay down the traditional kind of political weapons if we can because this is a really complex topic and we need serious people working together to fix it.”