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Warren cites ‘avalanche’ of opposition to GOP health bill

Greg Nash

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said her office has gotten a barrage of phone calls as Republicans prepare to force a vote this summer on repealing and replacing ObamaCare.  

“[We’ve gotten] an avalanche of voicemails and phones ringing off the hook. Since last week, I have gotten more than 1,000 phone calls from people who are pleading with me to do whatever I can to stop Republicans,” Warren, who represents a solidly blue state, said from the Senate floor during a Monday evening talkathon from Democrats. 

Warren also read letters from constituents concerned about the GOP effort, saying they were examples of “people Senate Republicans want to kick to the curb” and Americans are “terrified down to their bones.” 

{mosads}”People are literally in tears on the phone. They are scared and they are angry,” she said. 

Warren blasted the Senate GOP legislation, which is still being hashed out, arguing it isn’t a healthcare bill but a “tax cut for billionaires.” 

“I have a message for these Senate Republicans: We don’t care how long we have to stand up here. … Democrats are here to keep demanding that you show us this bill, and we’re going to keep insisting that you account for its shameful contents,” she said. 

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