White House says it won’t send White House Correspondents’ Association president to Capitol to speak on healthcare
By KATHY BRADSHAW The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday said the president would not send White Service Association president John Walsh to Capitol Hill to deliver remarks on the issue of healthcare coverage for millions of Americans.
The White House said in a statement that Walsh “has a strong record of defending the Affordable Care Act and speaking out against President Donald Trump’s actions to roll back the Affordable Act and roll back key protections for Americans.”
A White House spokesman said Walsh would be there “to address the need for Americans to have health insurance coverage.”
The White Service is the umbrella organization for more than 1 million service members and retirees, and represents roughly one-quarter of the 1 million employees at the White House.
In a statement, the White Service said Walsh has been instrumental in defending the ACA from “political attacks” and that he has stood up for his members and their families during the past two years.
“He will continue to do so for the rest of his term and beyond,” the White Services statement said.
Walsh’s office declined to comment.