Ad praising GOP healthcare initiative airs on TV even after vote is nixed

Despite the fact that the heavily-anticipated vote on the GOP healthcare bill was eventually canceled on Friday, a Republican super-PAC still ran an advertisement praising the previously expected repeal of Obamacare.

The American Action Network (AAN) broadcast the ad, which televised the message: “Republicans are keeping their promise, with a new plan for better health care. Thank [California] Congressman Darrell Issa for keeping his promise and replacing the Affordable Care Act with the better health care you deserve.”

The ad was reportedly seen during the prime time NCAA Men’s Division Basketball Tournament on Friday night.

The AAN, a reputable right-leaning advocacy group, initiated the $1.5 million network ad campaign two weeks ago to “encourage lawmakers to deliver on their health care promise.”

The organization also hoped the ads would nudge GOP constituents into thanking lawmakers for ridding them of the Obamacare mandate. The TV campaign was built to run over the course of two weeks, a period that would have seen the repealing and replacing of Obamacare to its conclusion.

The ad became particularly noticeable after the GOP healthcare bill was tossed out of Congress on Friday.

The bill, unlikely to carry enough votes to pass, was yanked the day upon which it was to be voted.

President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan had blitzed the offices of fellow GOP legislators in an attempt to persuade dissenting Republicans into agreeing to the bill, but, ultimately, it was foreseen that too many Republicans did not agree with the parameters of the potential law.

The ad can be viewed below:

H/T: The Hill

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