ForAmerica: 'Senate Republicans Have Delivered Nothing,' McConnell is 'Politically Toxic'

By Michael W. Chapman | September 27, 2017 | 2:05 PM EDT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch

McConnell (R-Ky.)


( -- Given the latest failure of the Republican-dominant Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare, the national grassroots organization ForAmerica, which has more than 9 million members, said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) "is politically toxic to everything he touches, even his party's signature campaign promise." 

ForAmerica President David Bozell, in a statement, added, “Republican Leaders have been given all the leverage they need by voters, and yet Senate Republicans have delivered nothing – effectively ending its majority."

In the Sept. 26 statement questioning the Senate GOP leadership, Bozell said, “This current Republican leadership team is responsible for one GOP failure after another to deliver on its promises."

ForAmerica President David Bozell.

(Photo: ForAmerica) 

“It is well established that Republicans spent close to eight years promising to do everything they could to get rid of Obamacare, if voters returned both chambers of Congress to the GOP, then the White House," he said.  "Now that Republicans control everything, each time an opportunity has risen for GOP leadership to stop Obamacare, they have failed."

“Worse, McConnell’s preferred strategy of writing bills behind closed doors and forcing make-believe arbitrary deadlines, have failed, again, in spectacular fashion," said Bozell

“Because of the lack of results, McConnell sits at an all-time low and politically toxic nine percent," said Bozell.  "There are serious concerns as to whether McConnell and his Leadership team can cut taxes, fight illegal immigration, or tackle any major issue facing our country."

He continued, “Any current senator who wants to do right by his or her constituency must now seriously consider whether this leadership team can deliver on anything.”

On Tuesday, the GOP-run Senate decided not to hold a vote on its latest measure to repeal Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy bill, because it did not have the votes to pass the legislation. The Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate and needed at least 50 votes to pass repeal -- the vice president, Mike Pence, could have cast the 51st vote to pass the bill. 

At least three Republicans opposed the Graham-Cassidy bill and all 48 Democrats opposed it.



"We haven't given up on changing the American health care system," said McConnell on Tuesday. "We are not going to be able to do that this week. But it still lies ahead of us, and we haven't given up on that."

In the 2016 race, the repeal of Obamacare was one of Donald Trump's primary positions. Repeal has also been the policy view of the Republican Party since the health care law passed in 2010.

Disclosure: The chairman of ForAmerica is L. Brent Bozell III, the president of the Media Research Center, which is the parent organization of 

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