Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) said “if it takes a Democrat” to explain House Republicans’ healthcare bill, he’s willing to do it. House Democrat offers to hold town halls for Republicans:
“Maybe a Democrat ought to go into every district where a Republican who supported TrumpCare won’t hold a town hall meeting, and do it for them,” he said during an interview on MSNBC.
“I think every Republican who voted for this thing ought to have to stand in front of their voters and explain it,” Maloney said.
“And if it takes a Democrat to go in and do it for them for a while, I’ll explain what’s in this bill, and if he doesn’t like it, he should stand up and explain it himself.”
Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) has taken up his challenge and he will hold a town hall in Tucson to explain the vote of Rep. Martha “Let’s get this fucking thing done!” McSally, the “cowardly lion” who is cowering in her chicken bunker too afraid to stand before her constituents to explain her vote to take away your health care. See op-ed by Dr. Matt Heinz, Martha McSally wrong on repeal of health law.
What: Rally to Stop Trumpcare
When: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Rincon High School, 421 N. Arcadia Avenue (5th Street and Swan Road), Tucson, AZ
UPDATE: I warned you that this was coming during the congressional recess: Save My Care, a progressive health care advocacy group, is launching a six-figure ad campaign targeting 24 House Republicans who voted for their party’s health care legislation last week. Here is a link to the ad “Disastrous: McSally” targeting Rep. Martha McSally.
“McSally voted to raise your costs and cut coverage for millions, to let insurance companies deny affordable coverage for cancer treatment and maternity care, and charge five times more for people over 50,” the narrator in the 30-second spot says.
“McSally voted yes even though the bill makes ‘coverage completely unaffordable to people with pre-existing conditions,’” the narrator says, citing the AMA.
The narrator closes the ad by asking, “Congresswoman McSally, how could you do this to us?”
NB: I understand that Indivisible is holding “die ins” at GOP congressional offices throughout Arizona this week. The “die in” at Rep. McSally’s office, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10 at 5:00 p.m. If you have more or updated information about the “die ins,” please post the information and a link in the comments.