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Democrats, Who Warned Thousands Would Die if AHCA Passed, Sing Taunting Chant When It Does

“Democrats can claim to be happy (for political/electoral reasons) that this bill passed, but that’s very risky,” one reporter wrote.

Pelosi Wins Minority Leader

As Republicans voted to replace ObamaCare Thursday, Democrats on the House floor broke into a taunting song when the bill reached the requisite 216 votes needed for passage.

“Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye!” the Democrats jeered.

That doesn’t jibe with the doom-and-gloom messaging Democrats have tried to deliver about the repeal of ObamaCare.

In December 2016, liberal blog ThinkProgress.org published a story claiming 36,000 Americans “could die every year, year after year,” if ObamaCare is repealed.

Left-leaning Vox called it “a question of life and death.”

And yet Democrats, with their eyes on electoral politics, gleefully broke into song when the bill passed.

Political reporters noted the singing on Twitter, and some questioned whether the move was appropriate.