Blumenthal: ObamaCare repeal bill one of the ‘most cruel’ acts in history

Blumenthal: ObamaCare repeal bill one of the ‘most cruel’ acts in history

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Democrats will use “all the tools and tactics” they can to stop the new Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare, legislation he called “the most cruel and outrageous.”

“We are preparing and planning to use every tool and tactic available to us because we are on the precipice of one of the most cruel and outrageous legislative acts in recent history,” Blumenthal told CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

Blumenthal’s comments come as Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in after Texas school shooting Kim Jong Un surprises with savvy power plays Overnight Finance: Watchdog weighs probe into handling of Cohen bank records | Immigration fight threatens farm bill | House panel rebukes Trump on ZTE | Trump raises doubts about trade deal with China MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyGOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary Graham working on new ObamaCare repeal bill GOP senator says US should 'confiscate' money from Mexican cartels to build border wall MORE (R-La.) push their new bill, which would repeal much of ObamaCare by converting funding into block grants to states.

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Blumenthal slammed the GOP’s last-ditch effort, which comes days before the Sept. 30 deadline for when the reconciliation process that blocks Democrats from filibustering the legislation, expires.

“And the attempt to do at the eleventh hour, literally in the last seven days from this Friday, what they’ve failed to do in the last seven years, this obsession with repeal and replace,” Blumenthal said.

“It’s a sequel to the horror movie we went through, a bad sequel, meaner and crueler.”