Health Insurance

Schumer flubs Dems’ ObamaCare protest slogan

Greg Nash

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) tweeted the wrong slogan Monday evening, while promoting his party’s protest against repealing ObamaCare.

The tweet was quickly deleted and replaced, but not before Independent Journal Review reporter Joe Perticone snagged a screenshot. 

“Now deleted,” Perticone tweeted of Schumer’s gaffe. “Chuck Schumer accidentally tweeted ‘Don’t Make America Great Again.’”

Schumer’s office quickly posted a tweet containing the corrected slogan — Don’t #MakeAmericaSickAgain. Democrats are planning a night-long talkathon Monday to protest Republicans’ push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They plan to use SnapChat and Facebook Live to boost their message. 

{mosads}“Starting tonight, @SenateDems are on Snapchat,” he tweeted. “Add to hear more on our fight to protect healthcare & tell GOP: Don’t #MakeAmericaSickAgain.’”

President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to repeal ObamaCare at the start of his term, used the phrase “Make America Great Again” as his campaign slogan.

Schumer used the “Make America Sick Again” quip while detailing Democrats’ protest against Republicans earlier Monday.

“Tonight, we are taking to the floor and social media to denounce this plan and warn the American people that the Democrats will be fighting tooth and nail against this potentially catastrophic move,” he said. “Right now the GOP’s plan would put the insurance companies back in the driver’s seat and create chaos.”

“[Democrats] cannot allow Republicans to make America sick again by repealing the ACA without a replacement plan that will ensure millions of Americans are not kicked off their insurance.”

President Obama urged Democrats to fight Republican efforts to repeal his signature healthcare law during a rare trip to Capitol Hill last week.

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a budget resolution that will pave the way for repealing the 2010 legislation, with Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) the only GOP senator who has pledged to vote against it.

A growing number of Republicans have voiced concern about repealing ObamaCare without a replacement, however. 

Democrats have warned that if the GOP moves ahead with a party-line repeal vote, they will be responsible for any backlash created by potentially roiling the insurance market.

Tags Chuck Schumer Democrats Donald Trump ObamaCare Politics Rand Paul Social media Twitter

Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video