While others get criticism from President Trump, Rep. Ken Buck gets praise on Twitter
March 30, 2017
DENVER — After chiding a conservative group of congressmen for helping upend the House plan to replace Obamacare for the past week, President Donald Trump on Thursday cozied up to one of its members: Colorado's Rep. Ken Buck.
"Great op-ed from Rep. Ken Buck. Looks like some in the Freedom Caucus are helping me end Obamacare," Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon, linking out to an op-ed Buck wrote for The Hill on Wednesday in which he called for the revival of a new health care bill.
Buck, a Windsor Republican, had sent several tweets earlier in the day urging the reconsideration of the American Health Care Act, which was pulled from consideration last week after it failed to get near enough votes to pass a hastily-ordered full House vote.
"Our duty to the American people is to improve upon the current healthcare mess. That's why I support the AHCA," Buck tweeted in the first of a series of tweets linking to his op-ed.
After House leaders pulled the bill Friday, Buck told The Tribune, he was disappointed with the decision, and hoped the House would return to the topic.
"I hope we come back with a stronger bill, a bill that gives Americans more freedom, and I'll be happy to vote on that," Buck said in a phone call Friday afternoon.
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