Chuck Schumer slams GOP senators for what he called "hypocrisy" in their vote today for a bill that would prevent ending the Affordable Care Act but designed to protect vulnerable senators who support Trump's push to strike down the ACA. (Oct. 1)
CHUCK SCHUMER: Republicans had a golden opportunity today-- the Republican Senate, Leader McConnell-- to make sure that the administration didn't pursue this suit that would take away Americans' health care. And, of course, they sided with the big special interests and refused. The American people will hear this loud and clear.
This is a one-two punch to the American people. First, vote against our motion to protect Americans' health care. Second, vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who wants to take away your health care. Every, every, every action of the Republicans shows, shows what side they're on. And the American people will see it loud and clear.
He knew that some of them would squirm. But when you flip your vote a few weeks before the election, the American people see right through it. These senators are worse off today, no matter how they voted, because they flip-flopped. They were against protecting pre-existing conditions. They were for the lawsuit. And now, three weeks before the election, they try to say they're for it and working it out. So there's not enough votes to actually have it have effect. They can't hide from all their votes to repeal the ACA, and this new vote only shows their hypocrisy a few weeks before the election.