WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer says "threats and bullying" from President Donald Trump will not force Democrats to repeal the Obama health care law.
The New York Democrat tells reporters people will blame Republicans for the pain of Trump's decision to halt federal payments to insurers.
Schumer says blocking those subsidies will cause higher premiums and prompt some insurers to stop selling policies. He says people "know full well which party is doing it."
Schumer says Trump has "a decreased level of trust" with voters and congressional Democrats. He says Trump lacks leverage to force Democrats to make concessions.
The Democratic leader says there'll be a good chance to restore the money in a bipartisan end-of-year spending bill