MSNBC Host: Every GOP Lawmaker Declined Invite To Explain Vote
Facing mounting indignation from angry voters, House Republicans are not only hiding from constituents, they are also keeping a safe distance from reporters. On Saturday, MSNBC host Joy Reid said that her show reached out to the 217 House Republicans who voted in favor of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare to come on her program, but none accepted the offer.”
“My tireless producers reached out to each and every one of them to ask them to join us today,” Reid said during her show “AM JOY,” as the names of the GOP lawmakers flashed on the screen, The Hill reports.
“I offered each of them the lead spot on this show this morning, to the one-on-one with me, to explain why they voted for the bill. And not a single one agreed … all those names,” she continued.
“217 people, no takers. Not a one,” she added. “Such bravery.”
On Thursday, the House narrowly passed the GOP plan aimed at repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, with 20 Republicans joining all Democrats in voting against the bill.
Democrats have accused GOP lawmakers of passing dangerous legislation that they argue will result in loss of coverage for many Americans.
The legislation is now headed to the Senate, where Republicans have vowed to make major changes.