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Sat May 6, 2017, 06:25 AM

Sick People Vote to Make America Sicker

Obamacare repeal passes by a mere four votes. But seven yeses came from California Republicans who represent districts that Hillary Clinton won.


The districts represented by Republicans but won by Hillary Clinton (Daily Kos/Stephen Wolf)

Well, well, well, looks like the House Republicans got their act together after all, and passed the American Health Care Act by a slim margin, 217-213. This effort would have been considered the third or fourth try, but on the prior occasions, Speaker Paul Ryan yanked the legislation before it could come to the floor, hoping to avoid embarrassment. It repeals the American Care Act, aka Obamacare, which passed in 2010 by almost the same margin, 220-215. Incidentally, a lot of Republican legislators appear not to have even read it.

Every California Republican voted for the legislation, and every California Democrat voted against it. (Every Democrat nationwide voted against it, in fact.) However, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by such huge margins in California that half the stateís GOP delegation represent districts that Clinton carried. Given the unpopularity of the legislation and the fact that the incumbent party typically loses marginal seats in non-presidential-year elections, these seven Representatives ó all of whom are from Southern California or the Central Valley ó might have signed their own political death warrants.

Darrell Issa (Vista)
David Valadao (Hanford)
Steve Knight (Palmdale)
Ed Royce (Fullerton)
Jeff Denham (Turlock)
Mimi Walters (Laguna Niguel)
Dana Rohrabacher (Costa Mesa)

Read more: http://www.sfweekly.com/news/sick-people-vote-to-make-america-sicker/

Related:
Hi! Iím Congressman Jeff Denham (R), and I Voted to Make People Die
http://www.sfweekly.com/news/hi-im-congressman-jeff-denham-r-and-i-voted-to-make-people-die/

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