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Rep. Massie: If Rand Paul was president, Obamacare would be repealed

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) knows why AHCA failed, and a lot of the blame falls on the House GOP. (Photo via AP)

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) knows why AHCA failed, and a lot of the blame falls on the House GOP. (Photo via AP)

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering and master’s in mechanical engineering from MIT, yet after being in Congress for four-plus years, he’s got a degree in “not giving a f—.”

On Tuesday night, the Kentucky congressman went onto the Fifth Column podcast to reflect on the failure of the American Health Care Act as well as shed some light on his bill to abolish the Department of Education. Most of all, Massie called out the House GOP for not doing what they promised on the campaign trail with respect to repealing and replacing Obamacare.

“There are a lot of members on the Hill here who are walking around as if somebody shot their dog,” Massie said describing the post-AHCA failure. “They look so depressed — and it’s just a few of them, I’m not going to name their names — borderline in tears, because they have come to the realization that we don’t really have 218 conservatives here in the House that meant what they said when they said they wanted to repeal Obamacare root and branch.”

Massie continued to say that if Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) were president, we wouldn’t be in this mess right now.

“If we had elected Rand Paul we wouldn’t be in this malaise right now with regards to health care. I mean, he’s a doctor and he understands what’s broken. And I co-sponsored his offer here in the House to reform health care, or health insurance.”

Listen to the full conversation on The Fifth Column podcast below: