Defeated presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is pushing for the Republican health care replacement plan to fail. In rallying support against the bill, he compared it to the devastating terrorist attack on Sept 11, 2001.
During a rally Sunday in Morgantown, West Virginia, Sanders said thousands of Americans would die under the GOP plan.
“Now obviously nobody can predict exactly how many people will die if they lose their coverage. Nobody can make that prediction,” Sanders said. “But what experts at the Harvard School of Public Health estimate, is that if 23 million Americans were to be thrown off the insurance they currently have, which is what the House bill would do, up to, up to 28,000 Americans every single year could die.”
Then Sanders made a shocking comparison to the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 Americans.
“That is nine times more than the tragic losses we suffered on 9/11, every single year,” Sanders said.
Sanders has maintained that the Republican health care plane would kill Americans, calling the plan “barbaric.”
Meanwhile, Sanders is dealing with legal complications due to his wife’s alleged schemes in a massive scandal involving a university she was in charge of.
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