The American Health Care Act (opens in new tab), the GOP's effort to replace Obamacare, is currently in peril (opens in new tab) as Republican lawmakers struggle to get enough votes. A rousing speech made (opens in new tab) by Senator Elizabeth Warren last week at an office hours session in Massachusetts captures exactly why so many politicians on both sides of the aisles are voting "no" on the controversial bill.
In the clip, Senator Warren tears into the GOP for proposing legislation that could strip essential care from tens of millions of Americans.
"You come explain to the families all over my state that have lost a loved one to opioids how you're gonna suck $5 billion out of treatment for opioid addiction," Warren said, addressing the GOP. "I want the Republicans to go explain that. It's not my job. That's their job to explain."
Watch Warren's full speech:
Her full statement is below:
Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
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