Sean Spicer told reporters at Tuesday’s White House press briefing that administration “staff” are continuing to meet with congressmen and congressional staffers on healthcare, before quickly clarifying that those meetings are not indicative of the White House “actively planning” another Affordable Care Act replacement plan.
“Staff has met with individuals and listened to them,” the White House press secretary stated. “I don’t know how detailed you want.”
“I mean, are we — have we had some discussions and listened to ideas? Yes. Are we actively planning an immediate strategy?” he quickly pivoted. “Not at this time.”
“I think there is a discussion that began as I mentioned yesterday of a lot of individuals on both sides of the aisle reaching out to both the president and key staff members to share ideas and additional ways forward.”
“So there has been a discussion,” he reiterated. “I believe there will be several more.”