Rep. Jim Jordan Discusses 'Two Biggest Promises' That Republicans Failed to Fulfill

By Susan Jones | November 5, 2018 | 7:23am EST
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) (Screen capture/C-SPAN)

( - "I would say the two biggest promises made to the American people that we didn't get done were repealing Obamacare and replacing Obamacare; and building the border security wall and actually getting control of the southern border," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox New's Neil Cavuto on Friday.

"Those two things -- and they will not get down if the Democrats take power. We know that. In fact, they want to go just the opposite direction. They want to socialize medicine more. They want to have an open border and get rid of ICE."


Jordan said he is not surprised that the health care issue is as big as Democrats apparently believe it is. These are the same Democrats who brought us Obamacare, without a single Republican vote.

"I know what people in the individual and small group market are paying," Jordan said.

You're a small business owner, you're buying insurance for you and your family, you're paying $10,000, $12,000 a year in premiums, not to mention the $12,000, $15,000 deductibles you have. Who can afford that?

And, remember, when they passed Obamacare, every single thing they told us about that law, the Democrats, turned out to be false. I call them the eight lies, Neil. You -- we have talked about this before. Like your plan, keep your plan. Like your doctor, keep your doctor. Premiums will decline. They will decline on average $2,500.

They even been told us -- Neil, they even told us -- remember this? They told us the Web site was going to work. They told us that your information was secure. They told us these co-ops -- so, everyone knows that is a mess. And yet Democrats want to expand all that, build on all that -- all that?

Jordan called for a return to "patient-focused" health care plans, and he said Republicans, if they retain control of Congress, must "do the things we said, which was build the border security wall and actually replace Obamacare."

Jordan hailed the "amazing leadership record" of President Trump in the past 21 months, and he said the differences between the two parties "couldn't be clearer."

"I said this the other day. The left, they applaud Kaepernick when he disrespects the flag. They embrace Cuomo when he says America was never that great. They cheer on Maxine Waters when she says go harass the president, go harass anyone who supports the president.

"Contrast that vision and that thinking with the record of -- I mean, just last month, we had 250,000 job growth, wage growth up 3.1 percent, economy growing at 4 percent, lowest unemployment in 40 years, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh both on the court. We're out of the Iran deal. The embassy is in Jerusalem. The hostages have come home from North Korea. You could just keep rattling off."

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