(CNN)“Help is on the way!” Vice President Mike Pence declared to small-business owners at a roundtable in Kentucky as he spoke about the adverse effects of Obamacare.
Pence hit the road once again on Wednesday to promote the Trump administration’s agenda. It’s a seat that he’s comfortable in: traveling to politically important states and selling healthcare on behalf of the administration, something he’s been doing since the spring.
While the president had no public events on Wednesday, the vice president traveled to Kentucky, a state that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in the election, for a roundtable listening session, a speech, and a private reception in Lexington.
Pence boldly promised the crowd that the administration and Congress would repeal and replace Obamacare “before the summer’s out.”
Praise for Paul and McConnell
While Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has openly criticized the Republican Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare — coming out as a no after seeing the first draft of the bill — Pence insisted on Wednesday that the two get along.
“Let me say from my heart, the President and I really like Senator Rand Paul. Senator Rand Paul is a great conservative and a great legislator and he does Kentucky proud,” Pence said from the podium.