|Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) felt indivisible.|
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) got some major flack from constituents over the weekend. The two voted along with 215 other House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare).
It's been the talk of the nation. Republicans are close to "repealing and replacing" Obamacare (aka Affordable Care Act).
The Republican bill if passed could strip 24 million American off of healthcare. And the backlash hasn't changed the minds of many lawmakers.
Labrador is a part of the "do-nothing" Freedom Caucus. He is a lawmaker of Hispanic roots.
He was doing a town hall in Lewiston.
He didn't expect this town hall to be so hostile towards him.
|A moment in irony.|
Labrador scoffed and told his constituents, "Nobody dies because they don't have health care."
That led to gasps and boos from those attending the town hall.
Some thought this was a joke when it was posted on The Idaho Statesman website. Apparently it wasn't and Labrador is now facing a public backlash cause of it.
Here's the video.
Also, the House Speaker got trolled by an activist. While doing a pancake social in Racine, Wisconsin, a person asked Ryan to take a picture with him.
It turns out that the protesters shirt wasn't seen by Ryan.
Ryan became a punchline and it deeply sowed concerns that the Republican lawmakers failure to read legislation before voting on it.
Republicans had long complained about Democrats failure to read bills before signing off on them.
Now it seems like Republicans are facing indivisible, a group of insurgent progressives who want plot resistance to Donald J. Trump.