Republicans who vote against health care bill could 'pay a price,' Spicer warns

PHOTO: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, March 21, 2017.
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WATCH Spicer warns Republicans on health care bill

White House press secretary Sean Spicer warned Republicans who oppose the proposed health care bill to expect to “pay a price at home” in the event the bill fails.

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"I think there's going to be a price to be paid,” Spicer said to ABC News' Jon Karl at today's White House press briefing.

"It will be with their own voters. They'll have to go back and explain why they made a commitment to them and then didn't follow through," Spicer said.

Asked if the president would consider campaigning against those who oppose the American Health Care Act, Spicer didn’t rule it out.

"Let's get through the vote," Spicer said. "One of the things that we made clear this morning was that he was going to make sure the people who did support this, he would be out there supporting them."

The House is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday.

Earlier today, President Trump met with House Republicans to rally support for the bill.

During the meeting, Trump appeared to make a similar veiled threat to lawmakers.

"The president was really clear. He laid it all on the lines for everybody. We made a promise ... if we keep our promise, people will reward us. If we don't keep our promise, it will be hard to manage this," House Speaker Paul Ryan said this morning.

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