Republicans and Democrats clashed on Twitter over President Obama’s healthcare law ahead of a House repeal vote.
On the same day House Republicans planned a vote to repeal the president’s signature legislation, House Oversight Committee chairman picked a fight with the White House, challenging his followers to say in three words why the law should be repealed.
Hey folks, #ObamaCareInThreeWords -- go!— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) May 16, 2013
One popular response from conservatives was to use the words of Democratic Sen. Max Baucus (Mont.), who last month warned the implementation of the law would be a “train wreck.”
But Democrats didn’t sit passively by as their political opponents publicly trashed the law.
Affordable. Accessible. Constitutional. #ObamaCareInThreeWords— Nancy Pelosi(@NancyPelosi) May 16, 2013
The White House tweet provoked Speaker John Boener (R-Ohio) to return to a phrase he used to describe the Obama administration earlier in the day at a press conference where he discussed the IRS controversy.
The back and forth escalated from there.
People are hurting. #ObamaCareInThreeWords— Tom Price (@RepTomPrice) May 16, 2013
Saving women’s lives. #ObamacareInThreeWords— Janice Hahn (@Rep_JaniceHahn) May 16, 2013
#ObamaCareInThreeWords --> Costs $1.8 Trillion.— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) May 16, 2013