The GOP Collaborators have advanced their plot to remove access to health care for tens of millions of Americans.
Here are the ringleaders:
I don’t care what grave medical conditions any of these are diagnosed with, this is a dark day for America.
These three men are knowingly, intentionally, and casually killing millions of men, women and children. Killing them — just as surely as any fetus is killed, just as surely as any terminally ill baby dies when life support is removed. When parents withhold life-sustaining treatment from their children, we call that child abuse.
When these three men and their enablers take away health care from tens of millions of Americans in order to further enrich the already-wealthy, what shall we call it? I call it “murder”.
I don’t want to hear any platitudes or bleatings about sympathy. These three men are doing evil and immoral acts in the name of America.
Updated with reaction from Elizabeth Warren
It sounds as though Elizabeth Warren has pretty much the same reaction as me. Here is the text of the email she sent supporters this evening (emphasis mine):
Senate Republicans don’t exactly know how they’re going to rip health care away from tens of millions of Americans – but they voted for it anyway today.
This vote isn’t just irresponsible. It isn’t just reckless. It isn’t just cruel.
This vote is immoral. It goes against everything we stand for in this country – and everything we stand for as Americans.
But this fight isn’t over – not by a long shot. We still have time to stop the final passage of this bill. We can still stop the Republicans from gutting Medicaid and taking away millions of Americans’ health care so that America’s richest families can get a tax break.
We’re not going to whimper. We’re not going to whine. We’re going to fight back. All of us, including you, Thomas.
History will judge us for what happens in the United States Senate this week. This is the week we must prove: the Senate doesn’t just work for the billionaires and giant corporations, it doesn’t just work for the lawyers and lobbyists, and it doesn’t just work for one bought-and-paid-for political party – it works for the people.
Speak out, make your voice heard, and persist.
Thanks for being a part of this,