WASHINGTON -- Founding Partner of 270 Strategies Lynda Tran joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" last night to discuss President Obama's comments on the latest repeal effort.
On President Obama's remarks
"Barack Obama has been very, very careful about how much he weighs in to the current policy and political environment and how much he makes his voice heard on the various debates that have been going on since Donald Trump took the oath of office. It’s not a surprise, in this particular moment -- with one of his legacy pieces of legislation that has helped drive the rate uninsured nationally down to historic lows -- this is a moment he’s choosing to speak out about what the consequences and what the stakes are. I do think that it’s important to hear him on this because of course he spent so much time to create this legislation, but also nobody on either side of the aisle would disagree, he’s somebody who can make this real. He’s talking about the cancer survivor, he’s talking about the individuals who are impacted by the lack of health care. And so having him do this and talk about it in a way that makes it real for people is important. The other part that we didn’t get hear in his remarks is that he said that the last time that these repeal efforts happened, it took the voices of ordinary people, it took constituents protesting and making clear that they wanted the current legislation to be improved rather than there being a repeal. This is also really important because it’s a call to action that people will respond to."
Watch Lynda's interview here.