Crowing about Democrats having “toppled the most powerful man in the world” after TrumpCare fell flat on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) compared opposition to the GOP healthcare legislation to the anti-Vietnam War protests which took place in the late 1960s.
“The energy was tremendous,” said Schumer. “I’ve never seen so much energy on the streets as in the Vietnam War protests … until now,” Schumer told reporters, noting that it was the public’s vocal opposition to the GOP’s proposed healthcare bill which was the key to stopping the legislation in its tracks.
Schumer claimed that without a grassroots organization, and without all these organizations that usually are not mobilized, the bill might have passed.
He also said that opposition to White House policies will continue, because “the Trump administration is so far to the right that the American people just won’t swallow it.”
“A month ago, no one had heard of TrumpCare. Now [a majority] of Americans think it’s a terrible idea,” said Schumer. He also claimed those who did support the bill were very small in number.
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