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Reporter: Commitment to the GOP agenda doesn't make you a Trump loyalist

The Washington Free Beacon's Elizabeth Harrington says she believes a person can be a Republican and support the Republican agenda without being loyal to President Donald Trump. (Image credit: Screencap, YouTube)

The Washington Free Beacon's Elizabeth Harrington appeared on Fox News Saturday to discuss the struggles Republicans have faced trying to repeal and replace Obamacare.

During the conversation, anchor Leland Vittert focused on one main idea: is it possible for a conservative Republican to favor what Congress and the president are doing if they aren't Trump supporters?

"We had the former head of the Republican Party in Missouri on a few minutes ago and he basically made the point that whether you blame the president or you blame Congress depends on which kind of Republican you are, are you a Trump Republican or a conservative Republican?" Vittert said. "Can you agree with that?"

"I think it's pretty obvious, to me, that the blame, when you're talking about healthcare, goes to the Senate Republicans."

"Does that make you a Trump Republican?" Vittert asked.

"That makes you a Republican that's committed to the agenda, which was repealing and replacing Obamacare after seven years of promising to do so," Harrington replied. "They had the chance to do so because President Trump won in November. He actually carried a lot of Republican senators who were vulnerable across the finish line."

According to Herrington, a person can be loyal to the Republican agenda without being loyal to Trump. In her eyes, Trump has advocated for policies that Republicans are in favor of, like border security, tax reform and healthcare reform.

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