US Rep. Roby talks Obamacare repeal failure and more

US Rep. Roby talks Obamacare repeal failure and more

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - During an interview Friday morning, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby discussed her stance on several issues including the Senate's failure to pass an Obamacare repeal bill.

When asked about the failing of the bill Roby says she's disappointed that the Senate was unable to do their work.

"We had a bill that was pulled and we took another shot at it," Roby said. "This is a promise that we made to the American people and it is absolutely unacceptable that the Senate is ready to move on. There's no moving on from here..."

Roby continued by saying Obamacare is crushing Alabamians and that it is imperative that the United States Senate figures this out.

We then asked Roby about another issue happening in Washington involving U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation.

According to the Associated Press, Trump is upset that Sessions recused himself from the investigation of Russia's interaction with the Trump campaign during the 2016 Presidential election.

Roby says she hopes the tension between the two can pass.

"Jeff Sessions is exactly who we need as Attorney General for our country right now. He's done more in the past six months to crack down on illegal immigration and crime and also human trafficking, which is an important issue to me. So, we absolutely need Jeff Sessions as the Attorney General," Roby said.

Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as Trump wants him to serve.

We also asked Roby about the possibility of Montgomery landing the deal to house the next generation of F-35 fighter jets. Roby said she feels confident the city will get the deal.

"Well, the decision has been delayed a little bit. Hope to hear something late August, early September or in the fall. But look, things look great. I'm very encouraged. The 187th has demonstrated their capability, their professionalism. We've met the criteria and we here in Washington, your representatives, continue to use our relationships with the decision makers to highlight all of the work of the 187th and we're very hopeful. Again, I said the other day, we're acting like winners," Roby said.

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