'They Should Be Walking With Blindfolds': Schumer Blasts GOP for 'TrumpCare II' Bill
Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) railed against the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare replacement bill, which he dubbed "TrumpCare II."
Schumer said the bill, chiefly authored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) ignores the effect it will have on the American people.
"There was a word missing," Schumer said of the bill's presentation, "People. [Or], patients [and] care."
"TrumpCare is a sham," Schumer said. He accused Republicans of crafting the bill in the dark of night.
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Back in 2009, then-top Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada held the deciding vote on ObamaCare overnight between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Schumer later claimed that Republicans should "be walking around with blindfolds" because of how ashamed they should be to present the bill to the American electorate.
Schumer also cited a joint letter from Govs. Thomas Wolf (D-Pa.), Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), John Kasich (R-Ohio), Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.), Bill Walker (I-Alaska), Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.), Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.), John Bel Edwards (D-La.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), also blasting the new health care bill.
He said that people like Wolf, Baker and Kasich want a more moderate adjustment to ObamaCare, similar to that being crafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
"[Graham-Cassidy] makes the cuts here in Washington that hurt average people and then tells the states [to figure out] who to cut," Schumer said.
Schumer warned that if the Republicans move forward with this bill, it will cause his Democratic caucus to "shut down bipartisanship for years to come."
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