Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) blasted the "Graham-Cassidy" ObamaCare replacement bill, but later admitted to only reading "reviews" of the bill and not its actual "language."
Whitehouse said on CNN that it was shocking that the bill, sponsored by Sens. Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), is the "closest shot" the Republicans have had to repeal or replace ObamaCare.
He said that America's hospitals, nurses and illness advocacy organizations are all against the bill, calling the effort a "whiff of desperation."
Whitehouse called the bill a "raid on blue states," saying that funds from places like Rhode Island would be taken to help other states, since Gov. Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.) has expanded the state's Medicaid program.
He also said Cassidy was incorrect in claiming the bill will protect people with preexisting conditions.
Anchor Alisyn Camerota later asked Whitehouse if he read the bill before making his criticisms.
"I've seen reviews of it. I haven't seen the language of it," Whitehouse said.
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