Republican Senate leaders have released their new draft of the GOP’s health care bill, though Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) doesn’t like what he’s seeing from his first look at it.
“It looks as if it largely mirrors the House bill,” Murphy said. “In some ways, it is more evil. In some ways, it is even dumber than the House proposal. It seems as if it goes deeper into medicaid with even worse cuts…it just doesn’t seem like it works. I just think it is an absolute monstrosity of a bill at first glance.”
As Murphy spoke with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, he was asked whether certain conservatives might not support the bill if it doesn’t go far enough to repeal Obamacare. Murphy said that Republicans probably don’t have the votes to approve the bill, but he’s worried they might add “meaningless whitewash amendments” and create some “political theater” to get things back on track.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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