A Georgia Republican on Friday compared Obamacare to a goat that's been let loose in a house, making it impossible to renovate that house.
"A little over six years ago, I lived in a pretty decent house," said Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., on the House floor Friday. "One day I heard a knock on the door. Before I knew it my colleagues from the other side of the aisle have let a goat loose in my house."
Ferguson added that for six years, that goat "has been messing in and destroying my house. I want to renovate my house, but before I can I have to get the goat out of the house before it does any more damage."
The goat is Obamacare.
Ferguson's comments were made during a debate on a budget resolution that will serve as a vehicle to replace Obamacare. The resolution, which the Senate passed by a 51-49 vote on early Thursday, will start Republican efforts to repeal the healthcare law.
The House is expected to vote on the nonbinding resolution on Friday afternoon.
Republicans have faced attacks from Democrats who say that they seek to repeal the law without an immediate replacement. GOP lawmakers have responded that the law is already hurting people and that relief from higher premiums and other problems are needed now.