During a press conference on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took a hard hit at Republicans’ second attempt at reviving their unsuccessful healthcare plan.
Republicans reintroduced their failed American Health Care Act after introducing an amendment to sway conservative GOP lawmakers in the House.
Pelosi stated that this move puts Republicans in a “lose-lose-lose” situation.
“The president is making them walk the plank on a bill,” Pelosi said. “When they brought it up before, it had 17% support among the American people. Which means even Republicans were not supporting their bill.”
The House Democrat is referring to a Quinnipiac poll that revealed that only 17% of American were in favor of the AHCA.
Pelosi went on to say that a vote on the bill would likely stain Republicans’ reputations from here on out.
“So if they vote on it — just bringing it up is not good — if they vote on it, the minute they cast that vote they put doo-doo on their shoe. A tattoo on their forehead,” Pelosi said. “And they have to explain it to their children, at some point they have to explain to their children what they did to make America sick again.”
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the proposed healthcare bill will leave 24 million more people without insurance over the next 10 years than the current projection.
“And then, say they pass it,” Pelosi said. “Even worse, they really have to be accountable for it. And it’s largely unpassable in the Senate, so they walk the plank for nothing. Thank you, Mr. President.”