Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is trying to force through the health care bill that will take coverage away from 22 million Americans by keeping the Senate in session until the third week of August or Trumpcare is passed.
During an interview on ABC's This Week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that if Republicans can't pass McConnell's healthcare bill, they should repeal Obamacare, and then take a couple of years to work on replacing it. Cruz completely screwed over McConnell by undercutting the ACA replacement bill.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) zeroed in on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and became his worst nightmare by explaining how McConnell's own bill will gut health care in his home state of Kentucky.
Senate Republicans had a clear plan to pass the healthcare bill by keeping Trump far away from it. That plan was blown to bits on Wednesday, as Trump proclaimed himself heavily involved and knowledgeable on health care.
"The longer that it's out there the more it's going to stink. People are going to figure out what they're trying to do to the country."
Senate Republicans want to put healthcare in the rearview mirror and move on to tax reform, which is why they may be setting the President up to fail by holding votes on a healthcare bill that doesn't have enough support to pass.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a reality check to Trump by telling the President that he is not going to be able to let the ACA implode. Instead, if the Senate health care bill fails, Democrats will enter negotiations to save the health insurance market and Obamacare will grow stronger.
Politico reported, “President Donald Trump continued to float the possibility on Monday that Congress and the White House would simply let Obamacare’s individual markets collapse if the GOP’s repeal effort goes down later this week. But McConnell called up Trump recently, according to people with knowledge of the call, to deliver a reality check. Voters expect Republicans to deliver on their long-held promise to repeal the law, McConnell said, according to those people. And failing to repeal the law would mean the GOP would lose its opportunity to do a partisan rewrite of the law that could scale back Medicaid spending, cut Obamacare’s taxes and repeal a host of industry mandates. Instead, Republicans would be forced to enter into bipartisan negotiations with Democrats to save failing insurance markets.”
In a tone that would become familiar in the following months, Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) allowed Russia to interfere in the election to help Trump by expressing skepticism about the intelligence that Russia was meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said she hasn't seen any health care bill text yet this morning because she is not a lobbyist or a reporter.
Republicans are trying to insulate Donald Trump from the potential failure of the health care bill in the Senate by keeping the President far away from the legislation.
Long before the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election, Republicans were active hacking the humanity of people in this country and around the world their immoral policies laced with sexism and racism and topped off with various forms of xenophobia.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell turned down an offer to meet with more than 15 patient advocacy groups to keep the details of his healthcare bill a secret from people with preexisting conditions.
After years of false complaints from Sen. Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republican Senators that the ACA was negotiated in secret, Senate Democrats have turned the tables on the now Majority Leader by calling out their refusal to hold a hearing on Trumpcare with an invitation to Senators only meeting next week.
Senate Republicans are going to be done writing their health care bill tonight, but they are refusing to release it to the public yet because they think it would be stupid to let the American people see it this soon.
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sees Republicans having an unpopular president and no legislative accomplishments, and he is getting worried about Democrats winning back the Senate in 2018.
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) fell apart and could only nervously laugh as Meet The Press host Chuck Todd called him out on not allowing a vote on Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
"Let me repeat that: only three of the current senators on the Republican side voted for either one of President Obama's confirmed nominees. Most voted for neither."
"And every single one of them lined up to conduct an 'audacious' partisan blockade of Merrick Garland," the top Democrat reminded Republicans.
By a 50-49 vote, Senate Republicans have rolled back an Obama-era regulation that allowed states to create retirement accounts for low-income workers whose employers did not provide them.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed that an independent investigation into the Trump Russia scandal is not necessary because he believes that the Senate Judiciary Committee can do the job.
With Republican opposition from the conservative wing of the party growing to the leadership's plan for Obamacare repeal, united Congressional Democrats are getting closer to a huge win if they can save the health care law.