It is Thursday, and just as promised, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unveiled the GOP healthcare bill that was completed in such secrecy that Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and his Democratic Friends Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) had to go on a field trip in search of it before a vote in order to understand what they could be about to vote on. Even Donald Trump called the GOP House version of the bill “mean,” and the GOP Senators are still plowing on.
Of course, there are many people – especially those with pre-existing conditions or disabilities – who would be harmed or maybe even killed by a bill that cuts Medicaid, defunds Planned Parenthood, and punishes people for being elderly or sick. Yet, still, the callous GOP plows on. Well, Americans aren’t taking it anymore. Plenty of protesters piled outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Thursday as the bill was unveiled, and the scene was brutal. There were clearly sick or disabled people begging the heartless Republicans not to take their life-saving healthcare away. However, the Capitol Police, likely under McConnell’s direction, heartlessly dragged people bodily from the halls of Congress outside Mitch McConnell’s office.
Nobody cared – they carried people, dragged them bodily, loaded wheelchair-bound people and those on oxygen into their chairs and rolled them out. In some instances, they didn’t bother with the chairs. They just dragged the infirm people begging for their life-saving healthcare out like the heartless beasts that they are. Luckily, with modern technology, at least some of it was caught on tape. Here is just one scene:
— (((Randi L Klein))) (@doodlehedz) June 22, 2017
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) June 22, 2017
The GOP is full of old sociopaths. They need to go. Hopefully, the public pressure kills this. If it doesn’t we get a lot of a dead Americans – all for the GOP leadership’s desire to remain in power.
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Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for racial equality, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and secular rights in America. She is a lifelong lover of words, though her educational background is in computer science. She currently writes for 2 liberal websites, and keeps her own humor blog for lesbians. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.