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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- As tension grows between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is speaking out.

Senator Paul was in Lexington Friday morning for a healthcare reform roundtable.

Paul spoke with local economic experts and healthcare professionals about his disappointments in the stand-still on repealing and replacing the Afforable Care Act or "Obamacare" as it is colloquially known.

President Trump has called out Senator McConnell on Twitter for not being able to "get it done," but Senator Paul says there are others to blame.

"Really, I think if there's blame to go around, people from the states, the senators that promised to vote and then didn't, those are, that's who I think there needs to be a discussion with," Paul told LEX 18.

President Trump has said if McConnell can't put a bill on his desk that will repeal and replace the bill, the majority leader should step aside. 
 

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