The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday released an ad attacking Democrats for being unwilling to work with the GOP to repeal and replace ObamaCare while not offering their own plan
The ad features video footage of Democrats such as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness We are America's independent contractors, and we are terrified Fed's Brainard faces GOP pressure on climate stances MORE (Mass.) and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House MORE attacking the House and Senate plans to repeal ObamaCare.
It opens with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats call on Biden to step up virus response We are America's independent contractors, and we are terrified Overnight Health Care — Biden's Supreme Court setback MORE (I-Vt.) and Democrats admitting that ObamaCare is fraught with problems, as well as footage of Democrats being questioned about their own replacement plan. The lawmakers' answers are not included.
The ad also features footage of former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonA year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House To progressive Democrats: Follow the lesson of Maine state Sen. Chloe Maxmin MORE calling ObamaCare the "craziest thing" and hitting it for rising premiums and coverage gaps.
"Democrats know ObamaCare is broken," the ad concludes. "We have a plan to fix it."
"Where's their plan?" it asks.
RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel in a statement demanded Democrats put aside "political games" and work to fix America's broken healthcare system.
“Everyone agrees Obamacare has been a disaster for the American people," McDaniel wrote.
"While Republicans work to fix our broken healthcare system, Democrats have dug in their heels in the name of partisanship, instead focused on obstruction and resistance," she added. “It’s past time do-nothing Democrats in Washington put aside their political games and work together with Republicans to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to all Americans.”
Several Senate Republicans have criticized their own party for negotiating and writing a healthcare bill largely behind closed doors and without input from Democrats.
“Healthcare is such an important thing. I think we should have debated it in open, in committee hearings, have both sides bring in witnesses,” Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump slams Biden, voices unsubstantiated election fraud claims at first rally of 2022 Overnight Energy & Environment — Lummis holds up Biden EPA picks Photos of the Week: Voting rights, former Sen. Harry Reid and snowy owls MORE (R-Ky.) said last month.
“I would like a more open process, that's for sure,” said Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiDemocrats make voting rights push ahead of Senate consideration Clyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' The fates of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump MORE (R-Alaska), another key vote on the bill.
Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerRomney: I never got a call from White House to discuss voting rights Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Joe Biden's disastrous 48 hours MORE (D-N.Y.) late last month pushed President Trump to meet with Senate Democrats to discuss a bipartisan healthcare deal.
"I repeat the offer I made to President Trump and my Republican friends yesterday: Let's start over. Drop this fundamentally flawed approach ... and we can discuss the problems that our Americans are actually concerned about: the cost, the quality and availability on healthcare," Schumer said from the Senate floor.
Schumer stressed that Democrats were ready to talk about improving healthcare when lawmakers return from the July Fourth holiday recess.