Lee met with Trump to discuss GOP health plan (Updated)

Mike LeeSen. Mike Lee made a trip to Florida this weekend to discuss the GOP plan for replacing Obamacare with other Republican bigwigs.

The Weekly Standard reports Lee was part of a group that included Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, who is the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus that met with Trump to discuss the GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Saturday.

 

During an interview with Face the Nation, Cruz reiterated his opposition to the legislation in its present form, before adding that he was still working with Sen. Mike Lee, House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, and members of the administration to alter the package.

 

 

“I am spending night and day meeting with House members, meeting with senators, meeting with the administration. Just yesterday, I spent three hours at Mar-a-Lago with Mike Lee and with Mark Meadows negotiating with the president’s team, trying to fix this bill,” Cruz said. When asked if President Trump “got” his concerns, he only added that the two of them have had “multiple conversations.”

 

A Freedom Caucus spokeswoman confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the meeting took place, but didn’t provide details pending other caucus members being briefed on its particulars. “The Freedom Caucus continues to be in constant communication with the White House and continues to negotiate in good faith, in hopes of reaching a consensus that is good for the American people,” Alyssa Farah said.

 

UPDATE: Lee’s office tells UtahPolicy.com that he did speak with other Republican officials about the GOP health care plan, but President Trump was not a part of those discussions.