Accusations and metaphors fly amid Dem effort to reform healthcare

Rep. Joe WilsonJoe WilsonGOP labors for healthcare win Crowd chants 'you lie' at Joe Wilson's town hall: report Military leaders warn of bleak future with short-term defense funding MORE (R-S.C.): “You lie!”


Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThis week: Congress awaits Comey testimony Will Republicans grow a spine and restore democracy? Racial representation: A solution to inequality in the People’s House MORE (D-Nev.): “Now, that is really Orwellian. That is Orwellian.”
 

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Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.): “The Obama administration is trying to be, I don’t know how to put it, half-pregnant with the insurance industry and the pharmaceutical companies … They’re to some degree the source of our problem.”
 
The Rev. Jesse Jackson: “We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill from Alabama … You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”
 

Rep. Alan GraysonAlan GraysonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Could bipartisanship rise with Trump government? MORE (D-Fla.):
“If you get sick, America, the Republican healthcare plan is this: Die quickly. That’s right. The Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick.”
 
House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner called Trump about signing government funding bill Ex-GOP rep jests he thought reporter's accidental text was a drunk text from Boehner Gowdy front-runner to be next Oversight chairman MORE (R-Ohio): “This thing [the public option] is about as unpopular as a garlic milkshake.”
 
Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia FoxxFemale lawmakers flee House for higher office, retirement An ounce of prevention … Trump, Congress, cut these regs to make higher education great again MORE (R-N.C.): “I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.”
 
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.): “We’re taking public debt from 40 percent of GDP, which is tolerable but still too high, up to 80 percent of GDP, which means we’re basically on the path of a banana republic type of financial situation in this country.”