I thought the deep state controls Congress. They write the trash that congressmen call bills. The ones nobody reads.
As for Rand Paul. He didn’t kill the critter and now it’s biting him. Hard to feel any sympathy. He had a job to do and he failed. Repeal yes, not repeal maybe, repeal if, repeal sort of, keep with conditions, add a few new regulations, put nose to the wind.
Rand Paul doesn’t want any form of Obamacare lite either. Better.