Billy Bova led the “Trumpocrats” coalition in Mississippi during the campaign, emboldening Democrats to take an opportunity in which they can defect from the establishment politicians and get behind a man of the people.
After Bova helped lead President Trump to victory, he went quiet, basking in the success a Trump administration has brought — but he’s decided America needs him again.
And this time, it’s all about Speaker Paul Ryan and his failure to pass a conservative healthcare bill. Here’s what he said:
“I think that it is time for him to go like it was time for [former Speaker John] Boehner to go like it was time for [former Speaker Nancy] Pelosi to go,” Bova told Breitbart News Saturday.
Bova said that a piece from Breitbart News’ John Carney detailing how Ryan is already contradicting President Trump’s administration on tax reform, the supposed next item on the agenda, is “exactly right” and questioned how President Trump can trust Ryan as he embarks on this next step.
“I don’t know how Donald Trump, President Trump and his advisers, how they are going to trust him in the future,” Bova said. “I think his credibility is basically destroyed here this past week as Speaker and as leader in the House of the Republicans on Capitol Hill.
“He dropped the ball, he tried to do an Obamacare Lite so as to not step on the toes of the big insurance companies and the status quo and the Big Pharma companies and all that stuff. I don’t know they could possibly trust him to try and give us a more fair and equitable and competitive tax structure. I just don’t know how he can be trusted to do that and to lead.
“It’s a shame, I’m sorry to say, but he was opposed to Donald Trump from the get-go. So was Mitch McConnell. Much of the leadership of the Republican Party in D.C. in the House and the Senate was opposed to him. I think they might smile and shake his hand, and slap him on the back and eat free lunch and dinner at the White House with him but I think they got back to themselves on Capitol Hill and they got their knives out again for him and for his White House and I certainly wouldn’t trust them from here on out.”
“I think Ryan and his gang of establishment, globalist, corporatist Republicans who want the health insurance companies to charge higher and higher premiums, who want the big pharmaceutical companies to charge higher and higher prices not lower prices, who want the big insurance companies to charge a 28-year-old completely healthy male another $200 a month for his health insurance because he has to have maternity leave benefits in it.
“I’m in my 50s, I’ve never needed maternity leave. I’ve needed basic, major medical health insurance as a working class person—American—middle-income American. I don’t need a $10,000 deductible, I need a $1,000 deductible.
“So I think it was just one more instance where the globalist, corporatist, establishment Republicans on the Hill led by Paul Ryan grabbed the ball, and took the ball and ran with it, and we ended up with this incredible debacle that unfolded this past week.”
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