A day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he’d be delaying the vote on the Senate health care bill until after the July 4th recess, protesters showed up outside a Republican senator’s Washington office to try to convince him not to vote for the bill.
As shown by MSNBC above, the protesters were engaged in a sit-in across from Toomey’s office. As one protester was dragged away by security, she could be heard shouting “please don’t let me die!”
And, as seen below, a protester could be heard yelling “kill the bill, don’t kill me” while being pulled away by officers.
Ten protesters outside of Sen. Toomey’s office, several arrested: “Kill the bill, don’t kill me.” pic.twitter.com/O18W1RklDQ
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) June 28, 2017
This isn’t the first dramatic protest we’ve seen related to the GOP health care plan. Last week, protesters gathered outside McConnell’s office and were forcibly removed, including some in wheelchairs.
Meanwhile, the bill continues to be extremely unpopular with the American public. A recent poll by NPR/PBS/Marist reveals only 17% of respondents approve of the proposal. A USA Today survey shows even less support, with only 12% of Americans saying they like the bill.
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