A television ad ran Friday night, thanking several Republican congressmen for repealing the Affordable Care Act, something that did not happen.
One of those featured in the ads bought by the American Action Network PAC, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., was U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.). The ad called on people to call their congressmen and thank them for repealing the ACA and was featured in a Deadspin article about the ads.
Several other Republican congressmen from across the United States were featured in similar ads. The Comstock ad ran during the Washington Wizards – New Jersey Nets basketball game Friday night.
The AAN issued a statement Friday, praising President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan for their efforts to repeal the ACA, saying, “AAN will continue to work aggressively to promote the center-right policies of the President and conservatives in Congress because we believe that is what makes our country more prosperous and more secure.”
The push to dismantle the ACA fell short after a scheduled vote on the GOP health measure was cancelled due to a lack of votes to pass the measure. After the defeat, Ryan admitted "we're going to be living with ‘Obamacare’ (shorthand for ACA) for the foreseeable future."