Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help.
In the past, McConnell has condemned Democrats for passing "Obamacare" in the first place without any Republican votes, claiming that
approach set the law up to fail.
McConnell promised the same approach himself, indicating partisanship and polarization will continue under President Donald Trump. A strictly partisan approach on major legislation is a departure in the Senate, where most major bills require involvement by both parties. McConnell, however, said the polarization in Congress is Democrats' fault because they haven't come to terms with the fact that Trump won the election.