The GOP’s healthcare reform process has been painfully slow, and now they want to blame others for their mistakes.
Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell released the text of the Republican healthcare repeal bill, and not publicly.
McConnell also expressed ‘I regret that our Democratic friends made clear early on they did not want to work with us”. Sorry, Mitch… Those with common sense don’t want to help you screw millions of people out of healthcare.
Okay, so just to be clear: Total Secrecy + No Hearings + All GOP Drafters = An open process where Democrats were invited to share their ideas and contribute.
When Sen. Chuck Schumer spoke following McConnell, deriding the bill for robbing health care from millions, McConnell actually had the bald hubris to fault Schumer for talking about a bill he “hadn’t seen a copy of”—because, of course, Republicans held it in total secrecy until Thursday morning. Seriously, Mitch? You draft a bill without any public scrutiny whatsoever so you can jam it through the chamber on a party-line vote and then fault the Democratic minority leader for not knowing what’s in the bill? Good god, McConnell is a conscience-less monster.
Watch McConnell give his hypocritical, ‘regret’ below:
Mitch McConnell: “I regret that our Democratic friends made clear early on they did not want to work with us” https://t.co/16MmYRnTRl
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) June 22, 2017
Sounds like McConnell might be getting too old for this. You can’t expect the rest of congress to magically know what’s in your bill.