Mitch McConnell: “I Assure You There Will Be A Vote On Repeal” Of Obamacare
The left have tried to flood the zone with claims that the recent House vote on repealing Obamacare was a gigantic waste of time because it would never get through the Senate. This despite the fact that Republicans were just fulfilling a mandate they’d gotten from the electorate.
The people want repeal, Republicans are going about it in Congress the best way they can.
But now it looks as though a repeal vote in the Senate is a very real possibility. At least, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking on Fox News Sunday:
“Well first I don’t know why democrats don’t want to vote on it. They’re proud of it. They think it’s one of the most important things they’ve done to for the country. In fact only three House democrats have voted for repeal last week. So first I’m a little perplexed that they don’t want to have this vote. But, look if they don’t want to have this vote we’ll have the vote. I’m not going to discuss how we’ll do it from a parliamentary point of view here but it’s very hard to deny people votes in the senate and I assure you we’ll have a vote on repeal. If that does not pass and I don’t think anyone is optimistic it will, we intend to go after this health care bill in every way that we can. It is the single worst piece of legislation that passed in my time in the senate.”
The big question, as McConnell points out, is why don’t Democrats want a second chance to vote on Obamacare?
I suspect the answer to that question has a lot to do with why Democrats don’t like the health care bill being called Obamacare in the first place. Whatever they may say about being proud of the legislation and happy it passed, the truth is they all know what Senator Kent Conrad said plainly on ABC’s This Week today: Obamacare is a big reason why Democrats are an “endangered species.”
Democrats don’t want to vote on Obamacare because Democrats would just as soon pretend as though Obamacare never happened.Tags: mitch mcconnell, obamacare