White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said at a news briefing Wednesday that President Donald Trump was optimistic about health care reform.
Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the American Health Care Act, which aimed to repeal and replace Obamacare, after Republicans could not secure enough vote.
“I think there is a lot of people who have some ideas how to move forward and we are entertaining those,” Spicer said.
“I think the interesting thing is that despite the setback that we got last Friday, I think there is a renewed willingness from a lot of members who made commitments to the American people, to their voters, that they want to see this done and they understand not getting this done means that, and the president said when he went up to the House Republican conference that there is going to be a consequence for this,” Spicer added. “People need to be taken at their word, there is a lot of members that made a commitment to their voters, to their constituents that they were going to get something done on this and repeal and replace and address the health care situation and that hasn’t gotten done. And I think that is a concern for them.”
Watch more of Spicer’s remarks in the player above.