Amazing – just when you were getting worried that Elizabeth Warren might finally have done something stupid, here comes Scott Brown to outdo her. And he didn’t just edge her at the finish line – he outstupided her by a big, big margin.
Senator Scott Brown, who won office vowing to be the 41st vote to block President Obama’s health care law and who has since voted three times to repeal it, acknowledged Monday that he takes advantage of it to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan.
“Of course I do,” the Massachusetts Republican told the Globe.
Brown is insuring his daughter Ayla, a professional singer who is 23 years old, under a widely popular provision of the law requiring that family plans cover children up to age 26.
Uh … wow. “Of course” Brown chose to personally benefit from the law that he became a Senator by swearing to oppose. “Of course” Brown says he still wants to repeal that law, all the while providing his daughter health insurance under that very law. Hypocrisy, thy color is Brown.
Here’s another “of course” about this: “of course,” if the law were to be repealed, Scott Brown, whose annual income we know to be in the mid- to high six figures, could simply pay for his daughter’s health insurance out of his own deep pocket. But most families in this country can’t do that. That’s why this law is important. That’s one of the reasons it shouldn’t be repealed.
This one matters. And it matters a lot more than the kerfuffle over Warren’s Native American heritage, because this is about an actual issue that affects the lives of people in the state that Brown and Warren want to represent.