Tea Party Patriots Reacts to Senate Republicans Quitting on Partial ObamaCare Repeal Before Vote
Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement reacting to today’s announcement that Republican Senators will quit before voting on a plan to repeal some portions of ObamaCare.
“Promise made, promise broken. Once again, Senate Republican ‘leadership’ has demonstrated that its promises are meaningless. Today’s announcement that Republican Senators will quit before voting on a plan to repeal even SOME portions of ObamaCare is just the latest in a string of failures. When ObamaCare was enacted in 2010, Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill vowed to repeal every word of President Obama’s government takeover of our healthcare system. It became their rallying cry in election cycle after election cycle. When the American people gave Republicans the House majority after winning the 2010 midterms on the promise of ObamaCare repeal, the people were told ‘We can’t do it with just the House, we need a majority in the Senate to get the job done.’ In 2014, Republicans running for Senate repeated those promises, and were handed a Senate majority. Then they proceeded to tell the American people, ‘We can’t do it with just the Congress, we need the White House, too.’ In 2016, the American people did their part yet again, and delivered Republicans the White House. Now, with total control of the executive and legislative branches, the Republican Senate majority cannot even pass a bill that only repeals a portion of ObamaCare. The American people have a simple message for promise-breaking politicians: If you can’t keep your word, we will find someone else who will.”