On Friday, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D) said, “People are going to lose their lives” if the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare becomes law.
Implying that people will die as a direct result of the bill, McAuliffe stated, “Well, people are going to lose their lives. People are going to lose their health coverage.”
On Thursday, House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act to repeal much of Obamacare in a 217-213 vote, celebrating afterward in the White House Rose Garden.
Surrounded by GOP congressional allies, President Trump vowed, “Yes, premiums will be coming down. Yes, deductibles will be coming down. But, very importantly, it’s a great plan and ultimately that’s what it’s all about.”
McAuliffe doesn’t agree, stating, “It’s just fiscally and morally irresponsible what they have done up there. This has done such a disservice to their citizens.”
He said GOP lawmakers brought in “cases and cases of beer to have a party” and criticized them, saying, “And these people think it’s a party? They think this is something fun? There is nothing fun about it.”
See McAuliffe’s interview on CNN:
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