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GOP Rep. Tom Cotton: Obamacare "Repeal’s Not Gonna Probably Work"

“I obviously supported the repeal of Obamacare and I still would like to repeal that law … repeal’s not gonna probably work when the guy in the White House is still named Barack Obama.”

Arkansas Rep. and Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton says a repeal of President Obama’s health care law isn’t happening as long as Obama is still in office. Cotton made the remarks to NBC-affiliate KARK-TV.

“We’ve compromised repeatedly, I obviously supported the repeal of Obamacare and I still would like to repeal that law … repeal’s not gonna probably work when the guy in the White House is still named Barack Obama. That’s why we’ve tried to defund it … we’ve just offered to delay it,” he said.

“Now that the Obamacare exchanges have been open for a few days it’s clear they’re not ready for primetime. We are hearing reports now that they might not be ready for six months. That’s why a one-year delay would be appropriate.”

Most polls show a close race between Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Cotton in the upcoming 2014 election.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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