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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)
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Wednesday, in Iowa, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley held a conference call with local reporters and he said: "You know, I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn't be considered."

He was talking about Graham-Cassidy, the latest attempt by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare.

But lest you think Grassley was saying he's a hard no on the bill, he then went on to say: "Republicans campaigned on this so often that you have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign."

That was his justification for a health care reform bill that many policy analysts say may be even more damaging than the Senate's last attempt -- and that previous bill had a cratering 12 percent approval rating among voters, and didn't pass.

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Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News.

This segment aired on September 20, 2017.

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