Democrats Pull Out Old Playbook, Accuse Republicans of Wanting to 'Make America Sick Again'

Posted: Jan 04, 2017 11:40 AM

Shortly after meeting with President Obama on Capitol Hill Wednesday in a desperate effort to save Obamacare from repeal, Democrats pulled out their old political playbook and accused Republicans of wanting Americans to be sick. 

"The Republican plan to cut healthcare wouldn't make America great again, it would make America sick again. " new Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. "They seek to rip healthcare away from millions of Americans, creating chaos in our entire economy."

"We're united in our opposition to these Republican attempts to make America sick again," he continued.

"If you want Grandma living in the guest room, then repeal the Affordable Care Act," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi added."Make America sick again, is that what the Republicans want to do"?"

Here's a flashback: 

During a House floor speech in 2009, before Obamacare was passed solely by Democrats, Rep. Alan Grayson accused Republicans of wanting Americans to "die quickly."

Before Democrats stepped into their press conference, Speaker Ryan and Vice-president elect Mike Pence explained how repeal of the legislation will happen, reassuring Americans replacement will take place overtime and will not strip Americans of their healthcare. 

"We're not going to pull the rug out from under anyone," Ryan said.

This post has been updated with additional information.

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