The Republican National Committee challenged Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Democratic lawmakers to come up with their own health care plan, if they didn’t like what GOP senators were cooking up — and social media users pounced.
The RNC’s official Twitter account issued the challenge to the Clintons, neither of whom currently hold elected office, along with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
“Our healthcare system is collapsing, but Democrats refuse to bring anything to the table,” the RNC tweeted. “Where’s THEIR plan?”
Democratic lawmakers have said they would not participate in any efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans have threatened to do since it passed into law and President Donald Trump promised to do immediately upon election.
Twitter users heaped mockery on the challenge, and pointed the RNC to health care reform plans posted on the campaign websites for Hillary Clinton and Sanders.
GOP admits to being out of ideas
— Crenshaw (@okie210) July 5, 2017
Where is yours? After 7 years?
— Wendy Brandes (@WendyBrandes) July 5, 2017
More here: https://t.co/LOXhdAl8B0
— Nicholas Blake (@NCBlake) July 5, 2017
— ((( joyce ))) (@joycefromli) July 5, 2017
You do realize she isn't President, right? Your guy won, ask him.
— Hillary Delacerda (@hillary3197) July 5, 2017
YOU HAVE ALL 3 SECTIONS OF OUR GOVERNMENT
— Paul Vogel (@IAmPaulVogel) July 5, 2017
God, you people and your 17% approved plan are desperate.
— Maggie Klaus (@Maggie_Klaus) July 5, 2017
You keep showing people who aren't even in office. It's your responsibility to care for the American people. Not pander to alt right hate.
— Land of Denial (@denial_land) July 5, 2017
Everyone is waiting for you to deliver on your promises of all the potential of your one party system and you are asking Dems for ideas?
— Ryan Sullivan (@RyanSullivanMI) July 5, 2017
Senator Sanders released a plan and it is supported by a larger % of Americans than BCRA. You can borrow his if you want to.
— Isaac Lampner (@Lamp1952) July 5, 2017
I'm confused it's like you don't know that he's a single payer advocate.
Who other than apparently you doesn't know that?
— Euclid (@Deuce1042) July 5, 2017
What healthcare plan is paying for these drugs you're on, .@GOP ?
— Jennifer Bohannon (@jbohannon) July 5, 2017
Bernie's plan is single payer.
He said it like a billion times. pic.twitter.com/4AWT10UaTx
— Jeff Krisko (@jmkrisko) July 5, 2017
No. You ran on replacing Obamacare with "something terrific." You tell us what your plan is. That's how being in charge works.
— Jeremy James (@JRyanJam) July 5, 2017
Repubs have NO intention of implementing ANY part of Dem plan to fix O'Care. Don't play the public for fools
— J. Lang Wood (@woodjl68) July 5, 2017
WOW. #GOP is so pathetic, that even with complete control of the government they complain about the Dems having "no plan." Where's YOURS?!
— Mama Snowflake (@northeast_mama) July 5, 2017
Hey Mitch McConnell, where's the plan from the 39 Republican senators you didn't trust to include in drafting YOUR plan?
— Kevin (@kevinpoehlmann) July 5, 2017
— Country For Sale (@bridgespls) July 5, 2017