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Of all the politicians to emulate, the number two guy in the Senate—John Cornyn (R-TX)—has chosen popular vote loser Donald Trump. On Twitter. He’s picking fights with reporters over Trumpcare, and it’s embarrassing for everyone.
It all started when he tweeted a Wall Street Journal story: “How Many Jobs Does ObamaCare Kill?” (A timely article for the right, considering the brand-new analysis showing that upward of a million job losses under Trumpcare.) Reporter Emily Singer retweeted him with this comment: “Apparently to Cornyn, he views 22 million people losing health care as a fair trade for maybe 250K jobs.”
To which Cornyn responds with this gem:
Because the ultimate in freedom is having your elected officials take your health care away, make it too expensive to replace, and tell you
are now liberated. But he wasn’t done. Greg Sargent responded to that “freedom” tweet: “Huh.
@JohnCornyn just endorsed CBO finding that 22 million fewer would be covered under GOP bill. Just casts it as a choice for all of them.” The response:
Which makes no sense and is no answer to the 15 million people the CBO says would lose insurance next year—most of them on Medicaid.
Trumpcare is a nightmare. Millions would lose their health insurance, rates will go up for women and people with disabilities and it ends Medicaid as we know it. Call your Republican senator at (202) 224-3121 and give them a very angry piece of your mind. Then, tell us how it went.