Democrats and probably a few Republicans went out into the streets and twn hall by the THOUSANDS to demonstrate against Republican plans to take awy their healthcare insurance….
Donald Trump, and Republican lawmakers ran away from all THAT….
It didn’t work….
The confrontation’s reminded Republican House memebrs that the inhumanity of throwing people out of their healthcare, even with President Obmam’s name attached to it was NOT the thing to do….
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday lauded the grassroots opposition to the GOP healthcare legislation, comparing the Democratic resistance to the anti-Vietnam War protests in the late 1960s.
“The energy was tremendous … I’ve never seen so much energy on the streets as in the Vietnam War protests until now,” the lawmaker said during an interview with MSNBC after President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan decided to cancel a scheduled vote on the Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
“We toppled the most powerful man in the world. So this energy among the public is huge,” he added.
Schumer underscored that public outcry over the GOP effort played a significant role in reducing support for the legislation, which failed to win over dozens of conservative and moderate Republicans and all Democrats.
“A month ago no one had heard of TrumpCare. Now [a majority] of Americans think its a terrible idea and very small numbers … think its a good idea,” Schumer said….
Several Democrats urged their supporters to keep resisting and organizing in the wake of a major GOP health care defeat.
President Donald Trump instructed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday to postpone a planned vote on the American Health Care Act after it became clear Republicans did not have the votes to pass the bill.
Several Democrats, including Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), gloated about the victory on social media. But many Democrats chose not to celebrate the moment, and several encouraged their followers not to rest on their laurels.
Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Friday’s “victory” came about because people fought hard.
“We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every corner of our country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, showing up at town hall meetings, and making their voices heard,” Clinton said in a statement she shared on Twitter. “The fight isn’t over yet ― we will have to push back on future bad ideas and embrace good ones to make health care more affordable ― but we are reminded today that there is no substitute for standing up and defending our values.”
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) warned that Republicans “will try again.”Share on Facebook