Elizabeth Warren Issues an Unforgettable Rebuke to the Trump Administration's Cruelty
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) receives letters and emails every day begging her to convince her Republican colleagues not to repeal Obamacare.
"People aren't writing because they find themselves with lots of extra time on their hands. They're not writing because they are professional activists or political organizers," she explained in a floor speech in late June. "They write these letters because they are terrified—terrified down to their bones—that if they don't speak out, their family is going to lose their health care coverage."
The Barry family from Worthington, Massachusetts is one of these families.
"[Jenny] wrote to me about how she and her husband got good health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, and how Medicaid was there when they needed it most—when Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer," announced Warren.
Jenny's son, Liam, wrote a letter to President Trump a few days after his inauguration in January. He knew of Trump's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, and desperately wanted his mom's story to be heard.
"I don't know if President Trump ever read that letter," Warren added. "But I'm going to read it right now into the congressional record."
"President Trump," the letter began. "My name is Liam Barry and I am 10 years old."
"My mother has been very ill," he told Trump. "Thanks to the ACA (Affordable Care Act), my mother has been able to get the care and medication she needs. If you repeal the ACA, My mother will not be able to get the care she needs. I know there are millions of kids in the same situation as me, so please think of them when you read this."
Warren's team produced a video of Liam Barry intercut with her powerful floor speech.