Cantor: White House in 'chaos' over healthcare

The White House is in "chaos" over its management of healthcare reform legislation before Congress, House Minority Whip Eric CantorEric CantorWis. Republican launches long-shot bid to oust Ryan Republicans who vow to never back Trump NRCC upgrades 11 'Young Guns' candidates MORE (R-Va.) charged late Wednesday.

Cantor, during a short interview on Fox News, said that the Obama administration's recent management of the bill has been in disarray in recent days.

"What I really see right now is a White House in chaos over healthcare," said the second-ranking House Republican.

The White House has had to battle both liberal Democrats and Republicans this week over whether or not final healthcare legislation would include a public (or "government-run") option, versus having cooperatives for consumers.

The Obama administration has also had to respond to charges that Democrats in Congress are mulling "going it alone" on healthcare.

Cantor said that Democrats have sought to go it alone from the outset when crafting a healthcare reform bill.

"They have, from the very beginning, tried to go it alone on this, much to the disappointment to we Republicans in the House, and certainly to the American people," he said.

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