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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:59 PM

No women among senators working on ObamaCare repeal bill

No women among senators working on ObamaCare repeal bill
By John Bowden - 05/05/17 03:05 PM EDT


None of the 13 senators working on an ObamaCare repeal plan in the Senate are women.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has chosen a team of 13 GOP senators to craft a healthcare bill, according to multiple reports.

Along with McConnell himself, the team is Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), John Thune (S.D.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), John Cornyn (Texas), and Rob Portman (Ohio).

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was not part of the group, but "has been an integral part of the discussions," according to a Washington Examiner report.

Cornyn told reporters that the purpose of the group "was designed by the leader to sort of be a smaller group of people that represent the different perspectives and points of views within in our conference in an effort to get to yes."

Social media quickly reacted with criticism of the list for being exclusively male.

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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/332121-list-of-senators-working-on-obamacare-repeal-includes-no-women

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Reply No women among senators working on ObamaCare repeal bill (Original post)
babylonsister May 2017 OP
blueinredohio May 2017 #1
babylonsister May 2017 #2
madamesilverspurs May 2017 #3
babylonsister May 2017 #4
mythology May 2017 #5
Bettie May 2017 #6

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:05 PM

1. Idon't know

some of these guys. Are they all republicans?

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #1)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:10 PM

2. Yes. Now the

republicans in the Senate have to actually work on something more tasteful than what just happened. Hard task because they loathe work.

And welcome to DU!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:14 PM

3. Cory Gardner

LOVES to pose, flashing his gameshow host smile. I've often thought that his campaign theme song should be "I Feel Pretty". Maybe they're thinking that's sufficient for the distaff perspective.

He was my alleged "representative", now he's my alleged "senator". I'm allowed to bitch.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #3)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:34 PM

4. And you do, and I love that about you!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:54 PM

5. I'm sure they have a task force for the women too

 

Something more in line with their expertise. Maybe redecorating the Senate or a committee on baking cookies.



It amazes me how utterly tone deaf Republicans are on this stuff. Would it really have been so hard to add a woman to at least pretend they care even a little bit about women's health?

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Response to mythology (Reply #5)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

6. They'll probably allow those lil' ladies to

fetch them coffee too.

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