The Hill reports:
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), a conservative member of the House Freedom Caucus, said Tuesday that he plans to file a discharge petition in an effort to force a vote on full repeal of ObamaCare.
Brooks has introduced a two-page bill to repeal the entire law, a measure that has no real path to passage given opposition from moderate Republicans and an inability to get through a filibuster in the Senate.
But Brooks says he wants to put members on record on where they stand by using the petition, which could force a vote if it gets signatures from a majority of House lawmakers. “We will find out who is truly for repeal of ObamaCare and who is not,” Brooks said.
Brooks was most recently in the news for his declaration that the Voting Rights Act is a “war against white people.”
Rep Mo Brooks R-AL says he will file discharge petition on his bill to fully repeal Obamacare, to put GOP on record
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) March 28, 2017
Ryan today: we're keeping ACA repeal on our radar
Brat today: we're working on a repeal deal
Mo Brooks today: we want a vote ASAP.
— Alex Ruoff (@Alexruoff) March 28, 2017
Mo Brooks introduces Republicans' 6,496th bill to repeal the ACA. Good luck! https://t.co/hdpGzrCKD6
— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) March 28, 2017