Skip to comments.Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy
Posted on 06/19/2017 5:00:16 PM PDT by mdittmar
U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, known as Obamacare.
In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. They called for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.
Lacking the votes to derail or change the Republican process, the maneuvers by the Democratic minority seemed more aimed at highlighting Republican efforts on a controversial issue. Polls have said that a majority of Americans disapprove of the Obamacare replacement that has passed the House of Representatives and that Senate Republicans are now considering.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said that the closed-door Republican meetings on healthcare amounted to "the most glaring departure from normal legislative procedure that I have ever seen."
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Shoes on the other foot.
So? The Democrats set the precedent then don’t like it? Quit setting precedents.
Ya gotta pass the bill to see what’s in it.
Hard to get worse than what demonrats did.
They’ll have to vote for it, to know what’s in it.
Sucks to be them...
Sucks to be them...
What goes around comes around
The Dems are pathological. Congenital liars that have nothing but contempt for all Americans. They really think we are stupid.
Paging Nancy Pelosi wisdom.
Seems stupid to write a bill in public around people who have already stated that their only goal is to prevent it from passing.
Geese and ganders. Pelosi and Ryan. Obeyme and Trump. Gonna have to pass it to see what’s in it, right Nancy? And the media laughed when the democrats changed the locks on the offices to keep republicans out of conferences. The republicans should bring the finished legislation into session with nice, cold pork shoulder laid out on a platter with congealed fat and aspic. That would go down in history as the greatest turnabout ever. Dems are whining? Republicans are WINNING!
So we’re now fine with concocting a major health care bill in secret? I’m not. Just because the Democrats are hypocrites doesn’t justify what the GOPe is doing
As someone famously said, “We have to pass it to see what’s in it.” The rules are ALWAYS different for lunatic Democrats.
It is time for McConnell to exercise the "Nuclear Option" or find a replacement for him...
The gutless Pubes will fold, in 10...9...8...
I don’t trust it either. This is the GOPe hiding what is likely big-government, leftist legislation.
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