“Democrats can claim to be happy (for political/electoral reasons) that this bill passed, but that’s very risky,” one reporter wrote.
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.
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.
Democrats taunting GOP singing "hey hey hey goodbye" on the house floor
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) May 4, 2017
It's the Democrats signing –> https://t.co/Gjy8aNckTV
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) May 4, 2017
Oh my… https://t.co/bJY9FPdcWz
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) May 4, 2017
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 4, 2017
I don't get the optics of this one https://t.co/mXdVRhSlgQ
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) May 4, 2017
Dem lawmakers just told me singing the wipeout/goodbye song was 'spontaneous,' not discussed in this mornings meeting.
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiPrzybyla) May 4, 2017
Democrats can claim to be happy (for political/electoral reasons) that this bill passed, but that's very risky.
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) May 4, 2017
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