Booker: ‘Craven,’ ‘Cruel’ GOP Health Care Bill Will ‘Cost American Lives’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said the revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that is expected to be voted on Thursday is a “‘craven” and “cruel” piece of legislation that will “cost American lives if it ever becomes law.”

Booker said, “Just for the moral urgency of this moment, the craven bill that I see coming to vote tomorrow is just cruel and just wrong to tens of millions of Americans, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, people who deserve more from a nation this wealthy, this rich. they deserve better. So screw the politics. This is about people. This is about what’s morally right. This is about what we stand for. This is a president who has lied to people, folks in red states, red counties who passionately want to keep their health care, who were promised better health care, more access, something better than the Affordable Care Act.”

“Well, this is clearly not just worse, it’s a death knell,” he continued. “I don’t mean to be melodramatic about this but I’ve seen where people have to wait to get their health care from the emergency. This will cost American lives if it ever becomes law. This will mean death, pain, and suffering to people’s families. So I’m not interested in the politics. This is something that my colleagues, people I respect across the aisle, they just can’t support for God’s sake, for the sake of our country and what we stand for, they cannot pass this piece of legislation.”

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