On MSNBC, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) gave a rather appalling speech calling the Republican health care bill as “cruel” and “craven.”
Booker while speaking with Chris L. Haynes about the “American Health Care Act” said, “just for the moral urgency of this moment ……. the craven bill that I see coming to vote tomorrow is just cruel and just wrong.”
“To tens of millions of Americans,” he added, “Republicans, Democrats and Independents, people who deserve more from a nation this wealthy, this rich, they deserve better.”
“So screw the politics,” he said.
“This is about people, this is about what’s morally right …………. This is about what we stand for. And 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.”
He called the president as someone “who has lied to people, folks in red states, red counties.”
“Well this is clearly not just worse, it’s a death knell,” Booker continued. “I don’t mean to be melodramatic about this, but I’ve seen this when people have to wait to get their health care until the emergency room.”
“This will cost American lives if it ever becomes law,” he claimed. “This will mean death, pain, and suffering to people’s families. So I’m not interested in the politics, this is something that my colleagues, people I respect across the aisle, they 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.”
The “American Health Care Act,” is scheduled to be put through a House vote on Thursday.
It is noted that the Obamacare replacement plan that the Republicans’ have come up with has been defeated twice and had failed to acquire the necessary votes, thus sending it right back to the drawing board. This time around they appear to be rather confident.