Samantha Bee Nails the GOP's Sadistic Plan to Sabotage Obamacare
Republicans have tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act since its passage in 2010. Now they're prepared to let it fail, even if it means jeopardizing the health of millions of Americans.
On Wednesday, Samantha Bee exposed just how cynical and ill-fated their new strategy is.
"Before the ink was even dry on the ACA, Republicans were working on their own plan," the "Full Frontal" host opened Wednesday. Cue the chorus from the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage."
Bee then turned her attention to Texas Senator John Cornyn, "who has the nerve to bitch that Obamacare isn't doing all it was supposed to do."
Cornyn claims 450,000 Texans are paying a penalty because they can't afford insurance. But that's only because Texas refused to expand Medicaid in order to cover them.
“Do not piss on the legs of three quarters of a million Texans and tell them the black guy did it,” Bee quipped.
Donald Trump, meanwhile, has threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to the Affordable Care Act.
"It's the old Pottery Barn rule," Bee concludes. "You break it, you pretend it was already broken and let people die to score political points."