Gohmert Predicts Senate GOP Will Lose Majority If They Don’t Repeal Obamacare

By Melanie Arter | August 8, 2017 | 1:45 PM EDT

Rep. Louie Gohmer (R-Texas) (Screenshot of Fox News video)

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday that it is embarrassing that Congress left town without passing a repeal and replacement of Obamacare or a tax reform plan, and he predicted that if the Senate doesn’t repeal Obamacare, Republicans will lose the majority.

“It is terribly embarrassing,” Gohmert said. “Ryan, this is something that everybody, most everybody in the Senate that’s a Republican ran on. We’re gonna repeal, and I know people are saying, ‘Well it’s dead. We gotta move on,’ but we’ve got to do tax reform.

“Business has got to have those reforms, but at the same time, there are too many people that are hurting. I’m back in Texas, and I’m hearing from people all over: ‘We are hurting. Please, you’ve got to do something. You guys promised to do something to repeal Obamacare. Give me a break,’”Gohmert said.

Gohmert predicted that if the Senate doesn’t repeal Obamacare, Republicans will lose their majority in the Senate.

“We’ve still gotta do that, and I’m making a prediction here. I know that this is not what’s being said - ‘Oh, the Senate’s safe. They’ll pick up seats.’ Garbage. If the Senate does not repeal Obamacare - at least most of it - they will lose the majority in the Senate,” he said.

The congressman said that if Congress can pass tax reform, “the business community can take off.”

“They can start hiring like never before. We can bring jobs back to America, you know, the factory jobs, the production of things that we need to defend ourselves on our own soil. It’s fine that China sends us tires and wheels to put on our Humvees, but we need make those things here,” he said.

“We’ve got to, so all of that stuff will happen if we do the tax reform, and the reason I’m really so optimistic on tax reform now is they finally dropped the push to have a border adjustment tax that was running into so many problems,” Gohmert said.

“Now it’s about numbers, and we have got to get the cost of tax, which is paid by their customers, gotta get it down to 15 percent. I keep encouraging the president: don’t let the Republican leaders talk you into 20, 25, because at 15, we undercut China,” he said.

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