WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP senator says all Republicans are in trouble politically if they’re unable to scrap former President Barack Obama’s health care law and replace it with a better one.

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Senators Lindsey Graham (L) and John McCain ( credit – Brendan Smialowskis/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he doesn’t mind that President Donald Trump is upset with Republicans for failing to fulfill their seven-year-old pledge on a health overhaul.

Graham tells “Fox News Sunday” that if Republicans can’t deliver, “We’re all going to be in trouble, including the president.”

Graham’s also defending Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He says the Kentucky lawmaker is viewed by GOP senators as a “good solid leader.”

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) (C) with Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) (L), Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) (R) at the U.S. Capitol June 20, 2017 in Washington. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McConnell tried but failed last month to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump called the outcome “a disgrace” and suggested McConnell may have to think about stepping aside.

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