by Mish

CNN reports House GOP Doesn’t Have the Numbers.

Now What?

A GOP source said Ryan is showing Trump the numbers, and asking what Trump wants him to do because the votes aren’t there at this point.

Ryan’s visit to the White House is not to deliver good news, according to a GOP source. The efforts on Capitol Hill to sway members are ongoing, but things aren’t heading in the right direction. “Not good. Not good at all,” source said. They’ve had few firm commitments from conservatives and have seen a continued exodus of moderates. This was exactly what House leadership was worried would happen when they changed the bill, the source notes.

Source would not speculate what happens next, but this is “obviously a crucial meeting”

Worst Bill I’ve Ever Seen

Republican rep Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) says Health Bill ‘One of the Worst’ I’ve Seen in My Entire Career.

“It is one of the worst bills I have seen in my 30 years as a county commissioner, legislator, district attorney and now congressman,” Brooks said Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

The House Freedom Caucus member, who came out against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Tuesday, told CNBC he’s “not going to surrender on an issue as important as ObamaCare.” Far from rolling back ObamaCare, he said, the legislation lets government and welfare programs balloon.

“You’ve also got a bill that is the largest welfare program ever proposed in the history of the Republican Party,” he said.

Despite the fact Ryan does not have the votes press secretary Spicer just said they are still voting this afternoon at 3:30.

Voting Odds

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Now or Never Tribute

Does anyone really believe if the vote is no, that’s the end of it?

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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