Republican Rep. Ted Poe has quit the hardline House Freedom Caucus over the group’s opposition to an Obamacare replacement plan heralded by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Poe was reportedly inclined to vote in favor of the American Health Care Act, before Ryan and Trump pulled it from the floor when they realized they did not have enough votes. “Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective Member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. It is time to lead,” Poe said in a statement. Trump lashed out at the Freedom Caucus on Twitter Sunday morning, accusing them of having “saved” Planned Parenthood and Obamacare.
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