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Sanders:’Republicans Don’t Even Have the Guts’ to Make Public Their ‘Horrific’ Health Care Bill

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Republicans didn’t even have “the guts” to show their heath care bill to Democrats or the America people.

Sanders said, “We have an insane process, insane. Here you have legislation which deals with one-sixth of the American economy, that’s the health care situation, and there are Republicans who haven’t even seen this legislation, and certainly, no member of the Democratic Caucus has. What kind of process is it that when you deal with an issue that impacts tens of millions of people in this country. Republicans don’t even have the guts to allow it to go to a committee, where we can have an open hearing, where questions could be asked. It seems to me that what they want to do because this legislation is so bad, is keep it secret, keep it hidden, and in the last possible second rush it before the Senate and get a vote within a few hours. That is beyond belief.”

He added, “I am in favor of the American people and members of Congress doing everything that we can to defeat that horrific piece of legislation that will hurt tens and tens of millions of people in our country.”

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