For years, Republicans have fantasized about the day they might have a chance to rip life-saving healthcare away from millions of Americans. But now that they control both houses of Congress and the White House, they’re discovering that dreams can quickly turn into nightmares.
Such was the case for Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has been an ardent opponent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since it was first enacted back in 2016.
McMorris Rodgers was giving a speech at a Martin Luther King, Jr. rally back in her home state when all of sudden the rally turned into a protest against her and her vote to repeal the ACA. Many in the audience began chanting:
“Save our health care!”
Other protesters called Rodgers a “liar” and a “hypocrite.”
When it was over with, a shell-shocked McMoriss Rodgers had her office issue this tepid statement:
“The Congresswoman looks forward to keeping the lines of communication open when discussing how to ensure a smooth and stable transition out of Obamacare to put in place a 21st Century health care system.”
Here’s a suggestion for all the GOP members of Congress who want to take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans: Give us the same coverage you have, and pay for it–just like we pay for yours with our tax dollar–and we’ll call it even.
For Republicans to pretend they give a shit is the real outrage in this entire debate.
Watch McMorris Rodgers get shouted down:
— Brad Brown (@bdbrownie) January 16, 2017
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