MSNBC host Joy Reid said on Saturday that her producers reached out to all 217 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted for the American Healthcare Act (ACHA) — dubbed by some as “Trumpcare” — and invited them to appear on the show to defend their vote.
All 217 congress members declined.
As the names of the House members scrolled by on the screen, Reid said, “My tireless producers reached out to each and every one of them to ask them to join us today. I offered each of them the lead spot on this show this morning to go one-on-one with me to explain why they voted for the bill — and not a single one agreed.”
The AHCA — which has not been rated by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and which most GOP caucus members only voted for knowing it would be substantially altered or killed altogether in the U.S. Senate — will strip health coverage from a projected 24 million Americans.
“No takers,” she said. “Not a one. Such bravery.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 6, 2017
Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’
Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.
Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.
Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.
He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff
Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?
Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.
The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."
There's little mystery about how the night will go down.
Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.
Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’
After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.
"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."
Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.