MSNBC host: ‘No takers’ after 217 GOPers invited to explain health vote
MSNBC host Joy Reid said Saturday that her show invited the 217 House Republicans who voted in favor of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare to come on her program, saying none accepted the offer.
“My tireless producers reached out to each and every one of them to ask them to join us today,” Reid said during her show “AM JOY,” ad the names of the GOP lawmakers flashed on the screen.
“I offered each of them the lead spot on this show this morning, to the one-on-one with me, to explain why they voted for the bill. And not a single one agreed … all those names,” she continued.
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“217 people, no takers. Not a one,” she added. “Such bravery.”
House Republicans are bracing for encounters with angry constituents as they return to their districts this weekend following the healthcare vote.
The House on Thursday narrowly passed the GOP plan aimed at repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, with 20 Republicans joining all Democrats in voting against the bill.
Democrats have accused GOP lawmakers of passing dangerous legislation that they argue will result in loss of coverage for many Americans.
Republicans, however, have remained committed to their pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it made the healthcare system worse over the years.
The legislation is now headed to the Senate, where Republicans have vowed to make major changes.