Schumer to GOP: Don’t Be Fooled by McConnell’s Ruse
SCHUMER: "The hard right Freedom Caucus in the House would never accept the Republican bill that only repeals a few regulations in the ACA, but leaves much of it in place. No, they want full repeal and at minimum, deep, deep cuts, huge tax cuts for wealthy, and millions, millions in every state in this nation losing their health care. To my Republican friends who have repeatedly said that full repeal without replace would be a disaster, to my Republican friends who have opposed the deep and drastic cuts to Medicaid, I say to you, 'Don’t be fooled by this ruse.' A vote in favor of the motion to proceed will mean deep cuts to Medicaid, maybe even deeper than in the House bill. It will mean people with pre-existing conditions will be left high and dry. It will mean huge tax breaks for the wealthiest of Americans, it will mean millions will lose their coverage. So all the complaining, why we’re here at this late moment, because even the House bill was too drastic for many of the members here, is now being ignored on this motion to proceed. Because we all know, we all know the ruse that’s going on. The ruse is, 'Send it back to the House and then we’ll see what they send us.' We know what they'll send us. We may not know every detail, but it will either be full repeal without replace or something far too close to that."