>> With Congress in a two week recess, house members, conservatives, moderates, and everyone in between facing a new round of town halls full of mixed messages. Suggesting any attempt to remount President Trump's healthcare reform effort might be doomed. Members like Florida's Ted Yoho of the hard-right Freedom Caucus whose refusal to back the healthcare bill led to it being pulled at the last minute seeing little reason to change course.
>> Now Yoho heard mixed things from his constituents.>> Letitia Stein was at Yoho's town halls this week and said while some came to criticize Yoho->>
Plenty of others expressed their support.>> He was applauded, in fact, for standing his ground with the Republican president and Republican leadership.
Many Republicans there agreed with him that anything short of full repeal of Obamacare was not worth acting on in a rushed manner.>> But while the Freedom Caucasus may be giving their people what they want, some other members having a rougher time. Politico reporting centerist Colorado GOP rep Mike Coffman, considered vulnerable in the coming midterms, had a difficult time explaining his decision to support the healthcare overhaul to residents worried about losing their benefits.
Representative Joe Wilson who famously yelled, you lie, to former President Obama during a speech on healthcare in 2009 found his own line used against him as he was battered on healthcare, climate change, and President Trump's refusal to release his tax returns.>>
However Republicans were also very consistent in saying what they want to happen next.
Which is that they would like the House Freedom Caucus and the president and the Republican leadership, as well as the Republican moderates that helped to save the bill. To come together and figure out a way to make good on their campaign promise to repeal and end Obamacare.>> And while the White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan did meet with all those factions before the break, there's no sign the GOP will return to Washington in any shape to make that happen.