Complete with a prop sign, Rep. Rose DeLauro (D-Conn.) grandstanded on the House floor on Friday in an 11th hour attempt at convincing more of her constituents to vote against the American Health Care Act.
The longtime member of Congress shouted that the G.O.P. stands for “Get Old People.”
“That’s what this bill does,” she continued. “That’s what people are going to vote ‘yes’ for today. We have an obligation.”
The G.O.P. (a nickname for the Republicans which actually stands for Grand Old Party) ended up withdrawing the vote for the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare due to lack of support.
Some question if DeLauro had some ulterior motives besides what she perceived as being a bill that the elderly would not benefit from. Open Secrets, which publicizes politicians’ financial information, reported that more than $138,000 was donated from the health care industry to DeLauro’s campaign during 2015-16, which was by far the highest amount from any one single industry supporting the Democrat from Connecticut.
A video of DeLauro’s rant posted on Twitter received a litany of comments with the vast majority being of the negative variety.
@FoxNews On behalf of all 3.5 million Connecticut residents, I deeply apologize to the rest of the US for this thing's existence.
— Mike LaPorte (@MikeFromUConn) March 24, 2017
— Jim R (@Bassmaster12) March 24, 2017
— Jonathan Halpern (@JHHalpern44) March 24, 2017
H/T: The Blaze
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