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April 11, 2019
GOP wants to put Democrats on the spot again with vote on 'Medicare for all'
Senate Democrats are livid with GOP majority leader Mitch McConnell for forcing them to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to their radical, wildly expensive proposals. First, McConnell held a vote on the Green New Deal. Every Democratic senator voted "present." Now McConnell has turned his attention to the Dems' "Medicare for all" proposal with a view toward embarrassing them again. Politico: McConnell has not yet said whether he'll bring the health care bill, introduced Wednesday, up for a vote, but some Republicans are hopeful he will. "I think it deserves a full debate and a vote and see how many Democrats who are co-sponsors actually support it," said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he hoped the bill would be brought to the floor. Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) noted that the decision was...(Read Full Post)