Sanders implies support for Senate blockade over healthcare

Sanders implies support for Senate blockade over healthcare
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary Sanders to join youth climate strikers in Iowa Saagar Enjeti unpacks why Kamala Harris's campaign didn't work MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday implied that he supports a blockade in the upper chamber as Republicans work to repeal and replace ObamaCare. 

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper asked Sanders if he could confirm that Senate Democrats were planning a blockade over the GOP healthcare proposal.

“Jake, I think that the Democrats in the Congress should do everything possible, A, to defeat that legislation, which is, again, to my mind, unspeakable,” Sanders replied.


CNN on Saturday reported that Senate Democrats are considering blocking business over the Republican healthcare plan.

Tapper pressed Sanders, telling the senator he would take the answer as confirmation unless he disagreed.

“I am in favor of the American people and members of Congress doing everything that we can to defeat that horrific piece of legislation that will hurt tens and tens of millions of people in our country,” Sanders replied.

Senate Republicans are currently working on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare after the House last month passed its own version of a healthcare bill.