Republicans in US House of Representatives withdraws healthcare bill.
Republicans in the US House of Representatives have withdrawn a healthcare bill drafted to repeal and replace "Obamacare".
Confirming the withdrawal, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he recommended the withdrawal of the bill following shortage of votes to pass it and permission from President Donald trump.
President Trump who had earlier demanded a House vote stated that he would move on to other issues if the bill failed.
He however blamed Democrats for the failure to pass the legislation as well as expressed surprise and disappointed over the opposition from a group of conservative Republicans who led the resistance against the legislation.
Democrats, on the other hand, have described the failed bill as a "victory" for the American people.