Blumenthal: ObamaCare repeal bill one of the ‘most cruel’ acts in history

Blumenthal: ObamaCare repeal bill one of the ‘most cruel’ acts in history

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Democrats will use “all the tools and tactics” they can to stop the new Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare, legislation he called “the most cruel and outrageous.”

“We are preparing and planning to use every tool and tactic available to us because we are on the precipice of one of the most cruel and outrageous legislative acts in recent history,” Blumenthal told CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

Blumenthal’s comments come as Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Memo: Trump can't let go of McCain grudge The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's intraparty feuds divide Republicans Trump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidySenators ask CBO to review options for preventing surprise medical bills Five things to watch for in Trump's 2020 budget Overnight Health Care - Presented by Kidney Care Partners - FDA chief Scott Gottlieb resigns | House Dems to take up drug pricing bills next week | Planned Parenthood, doctors group sue over Trump abortion rule MORE (R-La.) push their new bill, which would repeal much of ObamaCare by converting funding into block grants to states.


Blumenthal slammed the GOP’s last-ditch effort, which comes days before the Sept. 30 deadline for when the reconciliation process that blocks Democrats from filibustering the legislation, expires.

“And the attempt to do at the eleventh hour, literally in the last seven days from this Friday, what they’ve failed to do in the last seven years, this obsession with repeal and replace,” Blumenthal said.

“It’s a sequel to the horror movie we went through, a bad sequel, meaner and crueler.”