'Very Shameful': Schlapp Calls Out Dems' 'Fear-Mongering' on Health Care
Mercedes Schlapp and Emily Tisch Sussman joined Martha MacCallum on "The Story" tonight to debate the GOP health care bill and what the repeal and replace of ObamaCare would mean for everyday Americans.
Schlapp argued that the Democrats are using "fear-mongering" and divisive rhetoric to push their agenda, as opposed to debating the issues.
She noted that former Nebraska Democratic Party official Phil Montag was removed from his post on Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he's “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot last week.
She added that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said the GOP bill's spending cuts amount to "blood money."
I’ve read the Republican “health care” bill. This is blood money. They’re paying for tax cuts with American lives. pic.twitter.com/298DLguNiM
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 22, 2017
She also pointed out that Hillary Clinton tweeted that the Republican Party will become "the death party" if the bill passes.
Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party. https://t.co/jCStfOaBjy
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 23, 2017
Sussman acknowledged that emotions are running high, but she said that's happening because the GOP bill would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections and ruin Medicaid.
"People should be scared about what this will do to their health care," she said.
Schlapp said it's not helpful for Democrats to continue with their strategy of "scare tactics" and "fear-mongering," as it prevents open discussion and debate.
"The lack of civility, the lack of respect from the left, I think, has been very shameful," she concluded.
Watch the debate above.