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 GrahamHouse Judiciary chair threatens subpoena if DOJ doesn’t supply McCabe memos by Tuesday Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ Graham: There's a 'bureaucratic coup' taking place against Trump MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyOvernight Health Care: Opioids package nears finish line | Measure to help drug companies draws ire | Maryland ObamaCare rates to drop Overnight Health Care: HHS diverts funds to pay for detaining migrant children | Health officials defend transfers | Lawmakers consider easing drug company costs in opioids deal Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens 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.”