Republican members of Congress just voted to kick tens of millions of Americans off of their health care plans in the name of handing egotist President Donald Trump the “victory” he so craved.
Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern, who represents the working class city of Worcester in Massachusetts, received a standing ovation from his Democratic colleagues when he took the podium on the House floor and trashed Republicans and their deeply harmful bill.
Rep. McGovern made it crystal clear how the House bill denies protections for those with preexisting conditions, despite Republicans’ claims that those people will still be protected. Said Jim, “To claim or to imply that the Republican plan covers people with preexisting conditions, it is a lie. It is a lie. And let’s be honest about it. This does not cover people with preexisting conditions. And to come on the floor and say it does, to try to fool people, well, you may get away with it in the short term, you may get a headline but I tell you people will figure out soon enough when they are denied health care coverage.” He also called Republicans out for voting for a bill that cuts taxes for America’s wealthiest citizens while leaving America’s most vulnerable citizens without healthcare. Stated McGovern, “You should be ashamed. To have a health care bill that cuts Medicaid by $880 billion so you can give a tax cut to the wealthiest people in this country, you should be ashamed.” Are you happy that Rep. McGovern stuck it to these Republicans to their faces like this? Watch his full speech below: