Nancy Pelosi told CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson Sunday that congressional Republicans should not seek to replace the Affordable Care Act because one part of it was developed by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
The House Minority leader first claimed that whenever President Trump “speaks, he is projecting.”
“First of all, we are not working with in anybody who says they are going to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” she continued, prompting Dickerson to respond that Trump “is right, basically” about congressional Democrats.
“No, he isn’t,” Pelosi shot back. “He is saying, he is saying you have to have a bill, and we have something that actually was developed at the Heritage Foundation, a Republican institution, a conservative institution.”
“Romney-care,” she added. “The individual mandate in Massachusetts. A Republican governor.”
“Would it have been the bill I would have written? I would have had a public option. We would have had a different bill. This was a private sector, market economy piece of legislation that works. It was implemented.”
“Rolling something back? You have to be totally irresponsible to do that.”