The dangerous GOP lawsuit to overturn the health care law that guarantees coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions has increasingly been in the spotlight in recent days after the Trump administration filed its Supreme Court brief in support of the lawsuit last week. Senate Republicans now face growing political fallout for enabling a legal attack that could wipe away the entire health care law in the middle of a pandemic.
The Daily 202 reported on how the administration’s core legal argument — “that every Republican who voted for the tax cuts three years ago knowingly voted to destroy the 2010 law in its entirety” — is a “nightmare for Senate Republicans” across the board, including Senator Susan Collins. The lawsuit “will inevitably appear as factual citations to back up attack ads” that will be used “as a cudgel” against vulnerable GOP senators across the country, on an issue that cost Republicans the House in 2018.
That’s why vulnerable Senators like Martha McSally have resorted to lying to voters instead, and attempting to rewrite their records. The falsehood that President Trump and Republicans will “always” protect those with pre-existing conditions earned a “Bottomless Pinocchio” from the Washington Post’s fact checker because it has been repeated so many times.
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