Some Senate Democrats will run to cable news shows to talk about single-payer health care, but when a GOP senator gave them the opportunity to vote on it, Dems balked.
Single-payer health care received zero votes in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, as 57 senators voted against an amendment that would establish ‘Medicare-for-all’ and 43 senators voted “present.”
A few Democrats joined 52 Republicans in voting against the single-payer measure:
No sens from either side voting for single payer amdt. All Dems voting present except Heitkamp Manchin Tester Donnelly & independent King
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 27, 2017
All four Democrats above face difficult re-election campaigns in 2018, and likely did not want to be on the record supporting expensive single-payer health care.
As for the 42 Democrats – and one “independent” – who voted “present,” it’s nothing more than rank hypocrisy for some. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have all expressed some level of support for single-payer over the last few months.
All four, though, voted “present” on Thursday instead of taking a stand on single-payer.
10.17.17 8:28 pmThe Cleveland Cavaliers Start The NBA Season By Protesting The National Anthem
Cavaliers star LeBron James has been supportive of NFL players who have taken a knee during the national anthem.
9.28.17 11:11 amThe NFL Just Lost Its First Sponsor Over Players Kneeling During The National Anthem
“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!” Cleveland businessman Allan Jones said in a statement.
9.18.17 10:59 amFox News Highlights Media Bias In A CBS Report About Richard Cordray
“CBS Sunday Morning” didn’t disclose that four of the lawyers that it interviewed had ties to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
9.18.17 10:41 amAmericans Overwhelmingly Reject Internet Sales Tax Proposal
Two of three Americans said they oppose a sales tax in their state on items purchased online.