BREITBART THROWS PAUL RYAN UNDER THE BUS TO SAVE TRUMP FROM HEALTH CARE FALL OUT

In the days before the CBO score came out, Breitbart was featuring conservative attacks on AHCA, most notably in an interview with Sarah Palin wherein the author of the “death panel” smear of Obamacare called the new bill “RINO-Care” and “socialized medicine.”

It greeted the score itself with a brief news story leading with this: “The Congressional Budget Office report states that 14 million people will lose insurance in 2018 under the Ryan plan, while 24 million would lose insurance by 2026” — where GOP loyalists tended to play up cost savings. But the site formerly overseen by presidential strategist Stephen Bannon quickly followed with a Neil Munro piece extensively quoting Republican heretic David Frum predicting that “[t]he failed rollout of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s unpopular healthcare bill has weakened his hold on the Speakership.”

Incidentally, Frum, identified not inaccurately by Munro as “a champion for pro-American immigration and labor policies,” has used about every term of abuse in the dictionary for Donald Trump.

If there was any remaining doubt that Breitbart wanted to tie AHCA around Ryan’s neck and send him to the bottom of the Potomac River, it was removed by the choice of this particular day to release an audiotape made last October of the Speaker distancing himself from his party’s presidential nominee after the Access Hollywood video came out:

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