Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., said President Trump threatened to run a primary opponent against him in 2018 if he voted adjoining the Republicans proposed replacement for Obamacare.
In an interview also the Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier, Sanford said that Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, told him, The president asked me to look you square in the eyes and to declare that he hoped that you voted no on this version so he could control (a primary challenger) closely you in 2018.
The American Health Care Act, orchestrated by House Speaker Paul Ryan, was abruptly withdrawn Friday after it became sure that it lacked plenty desist to appendix. The ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus, of which Sanford is a aficionado, led the stroke from the right to oppose the checking account, and Trump has publicly liable its members for the reports failure.
Sanford said he counts Mulvaney as a friend and that it was utter he was delivering the statement reluctantly and upon Trumps behalf, rather than of his own volition.
The veteran congressman was shocked by the mighty-arm tactic, telling the Post and Courier, Ive never had anyone, another grow primordial my period in politics, put it to me as directly as that.
Still, I have nothing against Donald Trump, Sanford insisted. There is zero personal ill will from me towards him. I attempt to shoot it right down the center, as I have always done in politics. I sore spot to incite him succeed, because if he succeeds, the Republican Congress, and our country by augmentation, succeeds.