Two years ago today, POLITICO reported that vulnerable incumbent Senator Thom Tillis admitted to his Republican colleagues in Washington that “donations had fallen off a cliff” after their unsuccessful efforts to pass a reckless and deeply unpopular agenda that would have sent health care costs soaring and gutted coverage protections for pre-existing conditions.
As the evidence continues to grow that the health care law has “saved lives,” Tillis and Senate Republicans are still working to tear it down. Tillis has called his votes for his party’s efforts to gut protections for North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions “courageous,” and after his tax giveaway to corporate special interests “sparked” a lawsuit that could do away with these protections, Tillis confirmed this summer that he supports the lawsuit to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and said he supports “anything” that takes the law “off the table.”
“When Senator Tillis complained that Washington Republicans were losing money from wealthy donors because they were unsuccessful in repealing the health care law, he showed just how out of touch his priorities are,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “After years of putting the demands of his donors and special interest backers ahead of the health and well-being of the constituents he’s supposed to serve, Thom Tillis has no credibility on this or any other issue. Senator Tillis’ health care record is toxic with North Carolinians, and voters will hold him accountable and reject his self-serving politics in 2020.”
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