(BIVN) – Senate Democrats held the Senate floor in a late-night talkathon, taking aim at Republicans who are drafting a new version of the “Trumpcare” bill, which will repeal and replace Obamacare.
Hawaii’s U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, Chief Deputy Whip of the Senate Democratic Caucus, led the way in accusing the GOP of working in secret behind closed doors, and for refusing to hold a hearing.
“The Republicans are going about this in a way that is so procedurally disgusting that it is an embarrassment to our democracy. They are hiding this bill because people will be outraged when they find out what’s in it,” Senator Schatz said in his remarks. “Republicans haven’t held a single hearing on Trumpcare. No one who knows anything about health care is allowed to say anything about this bill. They are not allowed to even see it. This is a violation of the way democracy should work.”
There is an indication that the Republican-controlled Senate could vote to repeal Obamacare by the 4th of July.