Republican Senate candidates have relied on dishonest campaign ads and outright lies about their health care records – but they are still “coming after your health care.” Even Mitch McConnell admitted both repeal, as well as Social Security and Medicare cuts, are on the horizon – a threat to programs popular with voters that dragged down GOP candidates in races across the country.
MELBER: Take the Republican Senate Candidate in Missouri Josh Hawley. He is literally part of that conservative legal to gut Obamacare in the courts…but his ads running this cycle go in opposite direction touting protections for patients a far cry from how he sounded when Obama was president.
We’re seeing this trend all over the country, look at a Republican in a swing state, Dean Heller in Nevada. He had said he was against repealing Obama care but that changed after a threat from Trump. Trump was right, Heller would vote for the repeal bill and now he’s back touting parts of Obamacare in new campaign ads.
Now take Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally, running for Senate. Last month she said Congress has to move away from Obamacare. Now as Election Day gets closer, as she spends time with voters, take a look: “We do have the opportunity to move forward from the disastrous Obamacare…We gotta get this done… Can we please talk about the things that matter to most voters?”
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