Republicans Getting Borked on HealthcareComments
The greatest act of incivility in American politics, as is well known, is to accurately describe a Republican’s publicly stated positions. And it’s happening to Martha McSally:
McSally made the admission during a recent interview with conservative radio host Sean Hannity, AZCentral reported.
“Well, Sean, I did vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on that House bill — I’m getting my ass kicked for it right now because it’s being misconstrued by the Democrats,” she said. “They’re trying to, you know, invoke fear in people who have family members or loved ones with pre-existing conditions.”
McSally has repeatedly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is known as “Obamacare.”
In 2017, she voted for a Republican plan called the American Health Care Act. The bill would have repealed the existing health care law, allowing insurance companies to reject people with pre-existing conditions. The Congressional Budget Office determined that the legislation would have resulted in 23 million fewer Americans having health insurance.
It’s outrageous that people are saying that McSally opposes protecting people with pre-existing conditions just because she voted for legislation that would gut those protections, while also taking health insurance away from more than 20 million people to pay for a massive upper-class tax cut!
Next you’ll tell me that Democrats are so uncivil that they’ll say Trump opposes protecting people with pre-existing conditions just because he joined a lawsuit that would eliminate these protections entirely while proposing absolutely nothing to replace them.