Trump’s Inauguration & Obamacare Replacement – Wingin’ It Wednesday
On this edition of "Wingin' It Wednesday," panelists Carol Ross and Warren Caudle discuss everything from President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration to the Republican's attempts to "repeal and replace" Obamacare.
- The list of lawmakers who plan to boycott Friday's inauguration is growing. The "Washington Post" reports at least 42 House Democrats have put their names on the list, after President-elect Donald Trump went on the attack against Congressman John Lewis because the Georgia Democrat said he wouldn't view him as a "legitimate" president.
- A Republican senator says it's not true that the GOP has no plan in mind to replace Obamacare. Louisiana's Bill Cassidy says, in fact, his party has several. He tells Newsmax he know of at least three alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, including the Patient Freedom Act, and he plans to introduce one of them today (Tuesday)/.
- A Gallup poll finds President-elect Donald Trump has a 42-percent approval rating, the lowest since George W. Bush, who had 59-percent. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. John Sutherlin says Trump will likely come into office and follow through with his agenda, regardless of what polls say. Trump will be sworn into office on Friday. Sutherlin says Trump will do what he thinks is best but on certain issues that will be problematic, because of the low approval numbers. Sutherlin says Trump doesn’t seem like he is bothered by public opinion.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May is promising a clean break with the European Union. In a major speech today, May said Britain won't "seek to hold onto bits of membership" as it leaves the EU. May said Britain would pursue a new and equal partnership with the 27 other countries in the EU.