43 arrested in ObamaCare repeal protests at Capitol

43 arrested in ObamaCare repeal protests at Capitol
© Greg Nash

Forty-three people were arrested Thursday during ObamaCare repeal protests in the Senate office building, according to Capitol Police.

Protests broke out around Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 MORE’s (R-K.y.) office after Senate Republicans released their ObamaCare repeal and replace plan.

The demonstrators had planned a “die-in” protest in opposition to the bill.

Images from those present show Capitol Police forcibly removing protesters from the building, some of them in wheelchairs.





The current Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, includes deep cuts to Medicaid programs, as well as the repeal of billions of tax dollars.