Schumer: McConnell Will Use 'Slush Fund, Backroom Deals' to Pass Health Care Bill
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted the Republicans' proposed health care legislation, which will not go to a vote until after Congress' Fourth of July recess.
Schumer said the bill is in trouble because Democrats are trying to help working families, while the GOP is concerned with giving tax breaks to billionaires.
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He said the "fight is not over" but applauded Democrats for winning the argument with the American people.
Schumer then said he expects Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will try to use a "slush fund to buy off Republicans and cut backroom deals" in order to convince enough GOP senators to support the bill.
Six Republican senators have stated that they're against the current version.
Calling the bill "rotten" at its core, Schumer said Americans do not want to see cuts to Medicaid and less help given to those with opioid addictions.
"The ultimate reason this bill failed is because the American people just didn't like it. It's not what America stands for," he said.
Watch his comments above.