With the Senate Republican healthcare bill at an impasse, Republican leaders are weighing a proposal from Sen. Ted Cruz to try to move it over the finish line.
The plan has drawn widespread praise in conservative circles over the past several days. But even if it brings Cruz and fellow conservative-leaning senators on board, it may turn away more moderate members of the caucus.
Given that political reality, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday suggested that Republicans might have to work with Democrats to solve healthcare.
Cruz’s solution does, however, have backing from President Donald Trump’s White House.
“We support Sen. Cruz and Sen. Lee’s efforts,” said Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, on “Fox News Sunday.”