Schumer Rips Trump for Threatening to ‘Sabotage’ Health Care System

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) held a press conference following the failure of the “skinny repeal” of the Senate GOP’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

In celebration of keeping the ACA intact, Schumer also strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s recent tweets regarding his wishes to let the ACA fail so that Congress will be forced to act:

Schumer called the president’s tweets “not presidential.” He continued, “His tweet last night said, ‘We’re going to let the system collapse; we’re going to hurt innocent people because we are angry we lost politically.'”

“That is small,” Schumer stated. “That is not what a president does.”

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) was the deciding vote on last nights bill voting against the legislation. Schumer praised McCain’s actions and said, “I hope what John McCain did will be regarded in history as a turning point where the Senate turned backed from its partisanship and started working together.”

Schumer also criticized the president regarding tweets where he urged to lower specific voting thresholds to a simple majority of 51 instead of the 60 needed to end a debate on legislation:

“Hello,” Schumer said. “He had 51; he only needed 51 in the health care bill and couldn’t do it.”

Schumer closed saying the president needs to learn, “The only way we get major things done in America — in the Congress and particularly in the Senate — is bipartisan.”

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