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GOP lawmaker says Republicans are treating the health-care bill like a 'kidney stone' they just want to 'pass'

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.) got sassy Wednesday morning about his party's American Health Care Act. With one artful analogy, Massie made clear he was not pleased with the newest iteration of the health-care bill, which the GOP is racing to secure enough votes to pass:

Massie called the first version of the bill — which was pulled by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in March after it was clear it would not get enough votes to pass — "a stinking pile of garbage." Massie said he would not vote "no" on that bill, but "hell no."'

In April, Massie indicated that he was still a "no" on the revised bill, though Morning Consult reporter Mary Ellen McIntire pointed out that is at least an improvement from "hell no."