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Van Jones: ‘The Republicans Have Become the Pro-Moocher Party’

CNN’s Van Jones tonight claimed that the new health care bill laid out by the Republican party means they’ve become a “pro-moocher party.”

During a discussion on the bill released today––following the release of the CBO report saying 22 million more people would be uninsured by 2026––Jones said the following:

“One of the great things about Obamacare was it said you just can’t be a moocher in the system, you’ve gotta pay in if you want to pull out. So now, the Republicans have become the pro-moocher party. They love the fact that you’ve got a bunch of people that want to be free riders in the system… The Republican Party has literally flipped upside down under Trump. It makes no sense at all.”

Scott Jennings, former special assistant to President George W. Bush, shot back, “Under Van’s argument, Anderson, he’s assuming that every single person who signed up actually paid their premiums. It is absolutely true, a bunch of people signed up and never paid in.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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