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Republican Who Once Supported Waterboarding Is Now Calling GOP Healthcare Bill ‘Morally Reprehensible’

The Senate Republican’s replacement bill for Obamacare has been criticized by many, including other Republicans. The latest Republican to criticize the healthcare bill is a former speechwriter for the Bush administration, who once wrote an op-ed defending waterboarding as an interrogation tactic.

“Paying for a massive tax cut for the wealthy with cuts to health care for the most vulnerable Americans is morally reprehensible,” former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen wrote in his weekly Washington Post column.

Thiessen went on to say that Mitch McConnell’s decision to delay the vote on the legislation was “a good thing.”

“If Republicans want to confirm every liberal caricature of conservatism in a single piece of legislation,” Thiessen wrote, “they could do no better than vote on the GOP bill in its current form.”

The former speechwriter called the would-be-law “morally reprehensible.”

“Senate Republicans are writing the script for them” Thiessen, a conservative, wrote. “Have they lost their minds?”

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