Sen. Thomas Cotton, R-Ark., called the Senate’s failure to pass a health care bill “a disgrace.”
The Senate failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the Senate voted to allow insurance companies to opt out of ObamaCare’s insurance mandates, and the Senate was in the process of passing a bill that would allow states to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
All of these actions were considered necessary for the Senate to pass the bill and have been approved by the House.
Cotton, however, argued that the Senate should not have done any of those things.
He argued that, “we did nothing wrong, we did not commit an impeachable offense.
We are not a party that has been a party to impeach anybody.””
And yet we have had this party for the last three years that has had a political agenda that has not been about the American people, it’s about their own political agenda, it has been about their self-interest, and we can’t do that,” Cotton said.”
We did not vote on this bill because it was a good bill, it was not a bad bill.
We voted on it because we did everything we could to do that, and so if the Senate had acted like it should have acted, the American public would have had a chance to hear from those senators.”
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