Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday said Senate Republicans will need President Trump’s help in order to pass their health care legislation.
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“That’s what Trump is all about. He wants really big change; you don’t fair off and get really big change in the legislative body unless you have a president personally engaged and personally helping make it happen. It’s very hard for legislative bodies to produce very large-scale change on their own,” he told FOX Business’ Lou Dobbs.
However, Gingrich doesn’t blame House Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for their inability to pass a new health care bill.
“This is as hard a thing as they will try to do in their entire career and I think if there was a mistake made, it was by putting this first and trying to ram it through quickly…I believe health care is 10 times more complicated than national defense,” he said.