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Corker revises repeal is ‘not going to happen’ comment

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GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) on Friday sought to clarify his comment made this week that repealing the healthcare law is “not going to happen.”

At an appearance at Vanderbilt University this week, Corker told the audience “The fact is that’s not going to happen, ok?”

Corker, who voted against the bill like all other GOPers, told the conservative Weekly Standard Friday that he meant that repeal will not happen this election cycle:

“I think a lot of people are talking about this election cycle generating results that will repeal it,” Corker says. “It’s an issue as simple math. I mean as long as Obama’s [president], it takes 67 votes in the Senate for that to occur.”

Full story: Corker revises repeal is ‘not going to happen’ comment – The Hill