Trump’s Own Party Hands Him Health Care Defeat

Katherine Gypson (VOA News)

President Trump reacts to the pulling of the American Health Care Act by congressional Republicans before a vote as he appears with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price (left) and Vice President Mike Pence (right) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 24, 2017.(Photo Credit: VOA)

CAPITOL HILL — One extra day could not buy President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress the first major legislative victory they needed to set the tone for the new administration.

Republicans canceled a crucial health care bill vote at the last minute Friday rather than lose a battle of numbers on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.