Rep. Barbara Lee blasts ‘meaningless’ Obamacare repeal vote

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 17:07 EDT
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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) slammed House Republicans on Tuesday for planning to vote for the 31st time to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“I rise in strong opposition to the GOP’s Patients’ Rights Repeal Act,” she said on the House floor. “Here we go again Mr. Speaker, wasting the American’s people time by voting on this bill.”

Barbara said the “tea party majority” in the House was “disconnected from reality” because they continued to vote on “meaningless” bills “that have no chance of becoming law.”

The bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law is expected to be passed by the Republican-led House on Wednesday. But like the 30 bills before it, the legislation has no chance of surviving the Senate.

“Let’s call this what it is, Mr. Speaker,” Barbara continued. “It’s a politically motivated waste of time because Republicans have no serious jobs plan.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on July 10, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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