Senator Lindsey Graham vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare should Republicans win the House of Representatives and the White House in 2020.
“If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal ObamaCare, we’re going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner,” Graham said during a recent interview.
“We’ve got to remind people that we’re not for ObamaCare,” he added.
“Graham’s repeal bill, introduced in 2017, would eliminate major sections of ObamaCare, including subsidies that help people buy insurance and the Medicaid expansion that covers low-income adults in 36 states and Washington, D.C,” reports The Hill.
“If we could get the money back to the states, Democratic policies would be tested against our policies,” Graham said. “This scares the hell out of the Democrats. This is what 2020 is about.”
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Support for Sen. Lindsey Graham’s ‘Red Flag’ gun proposal gained momentum in both Houses of Congress this week; setting the stage for the first major firearm legislation since President Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill.
“A bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead. The emerging plan would create a federal grant program to encourage states to adopt ‘red flag’ laws to take guns away from people believed to be dangers to themselves or others,” reports the Associated Press.
“A similar bill never came up for a vote in the GOP-controlled Senate last year, but both parties express hope that this year will be different. President Donald Trump has signaled support for the plan,” adds the AP.
“We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms and that if they do those firearms can be taken through rapid due process,” Trump said from the White House Monday.
The ‘Red Flag’ law would allow local law enforcement and state police to remove firearms from those deemed a risk to themselves or others. The individual could then go through a legal process to retrieve the weapons if approved by the courts.
“These grants will be given to law enforcement so they can hire and consult with mental health professionals to better determine which cases need to be acted upon. This grant program also requires robust due process and judicial review. It does allow for quick action,” Graham said in the statement.
Read the full report at The Hill.