House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned his Republican counterpart on Friday that the GOP will have no hope of finding bipartisan agreement on any issue if it continues to insist on repealing the 2010 healthcare law.
“If we want to do something in a bipartisan fashion, if we want to get to an end here, we ought to stop pretending that we’re going to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” Hoyer told Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). “We had an election about that. We won. The president won.”
Hoyer’s comment echoes President Obama’s response in 2009 when Republicans objected to elements of his stimulus plan, when he told the GOP, “I won.”