Sanders: GOP healthcare bill is a 'moral outrage'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBiden: Trump administration 'coddles autocrats and dictators' Warren and Sanders question Amazon CEO over Whole Foods anti-union video Dem lawmaker to Saudis: Take your oil and shove it MORE (I-Vt.) on Saturday slammed the Republican's proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare, calling it a "moral outrage that this country will never live down."

"A great nation is judged ... by how well it treats the most vulnerable people in this country," Sanders said in a speech during his "Don't Steal Our Health Care" bus tour stop in Pittsburgh Saturday.

"We will not allow 23 million Americans to be thrown off of the health insurance they currently have in order to give more than $500 billion in tax breaks to the top two percent, to the insurance companies, to the drug companies and to other multi-national companies," Sanders said to cheers. "Plain and simple, this so-called healthcare bill is a massive transfer of wealth from working families to the very very rich.


"This is a barbaric and immoral piece of legislation," he added.

Sanders is headlining three rallies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia over the weekend as he joins Democratic efforts to stop the push to repeal and replace ObamaCare. is hosting the tour and said it will target three GOP senators — Pat Toomey (Pa.), Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanElection Countdown: O'Rourke brings in massive M haul | Deal on judges lets senators return to the trail | Hurricane puts Florida candidates in the spotlight | Adelson spending big to save GOP in midterms How Kavanaugh got the votes  Collins to support Kavanaugh, securing enough votes for confirmation MORE (Ohio) and Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Dem path to a Senate majority narrows GOP shrugs off dire study warning of global warming Overnight Health Care — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Senators face Wednesday vote on Trump health plans rule | Trump officials plan downtime for ObamaCare website | Lawmakers push for action on reducing maternal deaths MORE (W.Va.) — to lobby for efforts against the Senate bill.