As Senate Republicans attempt to pass legislation that would strip health insurance from 22 million people and potentially cause the deaths of thousands, Indivisible Midlands activists have concluded that the best way to ensure they remain covered is to, well, marry one of their unbetrothed Republican senators.
In a video posted on Tuesday, members of the activist group Indivisible Midlands dressed as brides and mockingly proposed to South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott—neither of whom is married—as they sang, “No we aren’t in love, just want your healthcare plan. I’m that scared Lindsey, I think I got to marry you.”
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The video quickly went viral. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow re-posted the video on Twitter, writing: “S. Carolina’s bachelor senators have many constituents offering to marry them in order to get on their sweet, sweet senators’ health insurance.”
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Throughout the months-long healthcare battle, Republican members of Congress have been criticized for attempting to take from the poor and vulnerable insurance they, themselves, take for granted.
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This hypocrisy has prompted both parody and, in one case, legislation.
As the Southeast Patch reported, New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney recently introduced a “Do Unto Others” bill that would force some members of Congress to “buy the plans with less coverage or higher costs” they are peddling to their constituents in an attempt to highlight the immoral core of Trumpcare.
“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” Maloney said in a statement. “Members of Congress who vote for a garbage healthcare bill shouldn’t get to keep their special access to Obamacare while they stick their constituents with more expensive plans that cover less.”
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