Republican members of Congress are eager to start introducing legislation to undo the damage from Obama’s disastrous policies.
Pairing with Trump, and fully supporting his agenda, Republicans are working to repeal the most crippling statutes and restore freedom to Americans.
But this Republican Senator has a different agenda, and if she is successful, Obama’s policies will become so cemented into the “new American way of life”, they will be nearly impossible to undo.
Besides betraying her own Party, this Senator’s latest comments strike a nerve to the core of conservative values across the country, and her defiance will affect millions of Americans if she’s successful.
It’s no secret, Americans have felt the brunt of Obama’s 8-year reign.
And overwhelmingly, one of the main issues Americans want to see fixed first is the full repeal of Obamacare.
Obamacare has wreaked havoc on the American healthcare system, with health care costs skyrocketing and many families left worse than they were before.
With enormous deductibles and further government restrictions on which doctors Americans can see, many decided it wasn’t worth it to have healthcare, and chose not to enroll in Obamacare.
But then to further add insult, Obama placed a penalty on Americans who decided not to have healthcare and sent the IRS attack dogs after them.
Trump promised to repeal Obamacare during the campaign trail, and has recommitted his pledge as President.
Republican senators have rallied together to introduce legislation which would gut Obamacare and restore healthcare freedom to the American people.
And naturally, Republican senators have agreed to repeal Obamacare.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who has a continued record of being hostile to conservative principles, has publicly stated she will not vote to repeal Obamacare, because of the “good” in the bill.
“The Affordable Care Act has failed in so many ways, but there are elements within it that deserve to be saved,” Murkowski said, according to CBS affiliate KTVA.
As she addressed the Alaska state legislature Wednesday, the Republican senator said Obamacare has allowed for the expansion of Medicaid and the opportunity for more than 27,000 Alaskan citizens to obtain health insurance coverage.
Additionally, Murkowski said the provisions for pre-existing conditions, coverage for adult children up to the age of 26, and mental health coverage are all positive aspects of Obamacare.
“As long as Alaska wants to keep the expansion it should have the option,” Murkowski said. “I will not vote to repeal it.”
While Republicans are working overtime to come up with a plan to repeal Obamacare, Murkowski is siding with the big-government leftists who wish to have government control over every aspect of Americans’ lives.
Even worse, Murkowski drove the knife further into the hearts of conservatives when she boldly stated she supports Planned Parenthood.
“Taxpayer dollars should never be used to pay for abortions, but I will not vote to deny Alaskans access to the health services that Planned Parenthood provides,” she said.”
With friends like Senator Lisa Murkowski, who needs enemies?
Conservative groups like the Family Research Council have sharply criticized Murkowski’s comments.
A Family Research Council press release stated:
“Not surprisingly, Planned Parenthood praised their unlikely ally for the support. Jessica Cler, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, which rallied outside the Juneau capitol, applauded Murkowski for what she called “bold leadership.” Not many Republicans would agree since Murkowski’s defection would mean that the party has to win every other vote to pass its repeal.”
Do you think Senator Murkowski has betrayed the American people? What do you think about her statement on refusing to vote to repeal Obamacare AND to support federal funding to Planned Parenthood?
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