Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) clearly isn’t a fan of the latest version of the Republican health care bill, which is scheduled to be voted on by the House on Thursday. In fact, he’s morally opposed to it.
“Just for the moral urgency of this moment,” Booker told a reporter on Wednesday, “the craven bill that I see coming to vote tomorrow is just cruel and just wrong.”
“I don’t mean to be melodramatic about this,” Booker claimed, then proceeded to go on a rant against President Trump, saying, “This is a president who has lied to people … folks in red states, red counties, who passionately want to keep their health care, who were promised better health care, more access, something better than the Affordable Care Act. Well, this is clearly not just worse, it’s a death knell.”
Predicting “death, pain, and suffering to people’s families” if the bill passes, Booker went on to state that the bill is something Republicans “just can’t support, for God’s sake. For the sake of our country and what we stand for, they cannot pass this piece of legislation.”
This will be the GOP’s third attempt at crafting an Obamacare replacement plan.
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