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GOP opinions split over Trump administration's ACA lawsuit

Some Republicans, including the normally prudent Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), are ready to embrace some chaos, Politico reports.

As Congress awaits the courts to decide on whether to kill the Affordable Care Act before the 2020 election, Republicans still don't quite have a unified replacement plan lined up. But that doesn't mean everyone wants the Trump administration's lawsuit to fail.

As Romney, put it "necessity is the mother of acceptance." The senator says he has a proposal in place and the lack of planning on the GOP's behalf so far could force the party to take up what he's got. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) are also pulling for the lawsuit to succeed, though the latter did admit that he wishes the picture regarding the future replacement was a little bit clearer.

Not every member of the party is on board, however. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) — who was one of three GOP senators to kill the party's repeal push in 2017 — and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) think the lack of an alternative is too much to handle at the moment. "I think the strategy from here on that I've got in mind is repair," Capito said. "Repair what we've got." Read more at Politico.