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 McConnellPolitical figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer dies at the age of 68 Overnight Energy: EPA declines to write new rule for toxic spills | Senate blocks move to stop Obama water rule | EPA bought 'tactical' pants and polos 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.