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DNC Vice Chair: Democrats Should Be Pressured to Support Single-Payer Health Care Bill

"I'm going to tell you, we need to run ads pointing out to constituents [the] people who are not on the bill," Ellison said.

By NTK Staff | 07.05.2018 @1:19pm

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said that Democrats should pressure fellow Democrats to support Medicare for All, saying, “If you’re not ready to take the heat, you shouldn’t be in the kitchen,” during the 2018 Single-Payer Strategy Conference last month.

“We’ve got to take the message beyond the folks that already know about it. It’s so critical. And I’m going to tell you, we need to run ads pointing out to constituents [the] people who are not on the bill,” Ellison said on June 22.

“If you’re not ready to take the heat, you shouldn’t be in the kitchen,” Ellison said about people who think this strategy might be putting too much pressure on fellow Democrats.

“Look at it this way: you’re actually doing some of these hand-wringing Dems a favor because the bill is, in fact, popular, and people do actually like it,” Ellison added. “But you’ve got to have the guts to get up an explain it.”

“Everybody running for Congress needs to get that question: are you on or are you not? That’s what we’ve got to do,” Ellison said.

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