‘Young people are out there celebrating’: Fox & Friends host pity party after Obamacare repeal fails
Angry “Fox & Friends” hosts griped Friday about Democrats celebrating the Republican failure to repeal Obamacare.
“You heard Chuck Schumer say we are not celebrating, yet you see some of the images out of Capitol Hill last night, in the middle of the night, people were taking selfies — a lot of happy faces,” said co-host Steve Doocy. “Elizabeth Warren outside taking selfies with supporters.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade lashed out at the younger supporters celebrating with Warren and showed a fundamental misunderstanding of how health insurance works.
“I laugh, too, that these young people are out there celebrating,” Kilmeade said. “Congratulations, you now will pay a fine or you have to have insurance. Congratulations, the healthy people are paying for the sick people.”
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt couldn’t resist joining in the pity party.
“Congratulations, because now people who need healthcare can’t afford it because these premiums are astronomical,” she said.
The so-called “skinny repeal” measure that failed overnight would have resulted in 16 million Americans losing insurance by 2026, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office hours before the vote.
Fox & Friends are very mad about Democratic senators taking selfies after the health bill went down. pic.twitter.com/yNuqb885MV
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) July 28, 2017