Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee called in to "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday morning to share his concerns about the House Republicans' new health care bill, the American Health Care Act, which the House leadership is attempting to push through Congress, and to remind his party that they ran — and won — on the promise to fully repeal Obamacare.
Lee said he is worried that Republicans will allow numerous aspects of the Affordable Care Act to stay in place in order to secure enough votes for passage, violating Republicans' repeated promises over the past few years that, once they were given control of Congress and the White House, they would pass a full repeal of former President Barack Obama's landmark health care reform bill.
The senator also theorized that Republicans' fear of blowback from the electorate in the event health care coverage shrinks is fueling a more moderate approach.
Co-host Pat Gray echoed Lee's concerns about the lack of a full repeal and expanded on the betrayal of Republican voters' confidence in their congressional leaders:
The other problem with that, Mike, is that that's not what they promised us. That's not what they said they were going to do. They didn't say, "Well, we're going to think about this and provide a safe landing spot for people. It's going to take a really long time, and we're not going to repeal everything."
It was repeal and replace. That's what they ran on. That's what they were elected to do. And now again, as so often happens with the Republican Party, they're not doing it.