Et tu, Mike Lee and Jerry Morgan? Methinks the drama amongst Republicans in Washington has reached Shakespearean proportions. Monday night these two Republican senators dealt the deathblow to Mitch McConnell’s bill to repeal and replace the ACA. Democrats momentarily cheered across the land! But, wait! Is that Mitch we see rising from the carnage on Tuesday, shrieking “repeal and delay?!” A truly frightening sight. Hark, here come the fair maidens from Alaska, West Virginia and Maine to quell him.
Enter the Donald stage left Wednesday, ordering senators to stay in Washington until they pass a bill to repeal and replace the ACA. The saga continued late into Wednesday night, as a cohort of Republican senators conspired behind closed doors to find the yet illusive consensus. And yet, an impasse.
But the reality is that this is not a stage, and 32 million Americans stand to lose their healthcare. Repeal and delay is a reckless move which is far worse than the revised bill we fought off last week. Let’s make sure that this true story has a happy ending.
- Read this article and study up on what the bill would do.
- Find your Facebook friends in ten key states by using this tool from our friends at Indivisible.
- Attend the Our Lives On the Line - Day of Action & Bus Tour on July 29. Here are details for the DC event and state events. Bus route is here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have folks who want to plug into any stops.
- Call your senators. Use the scripts below.