(NationalSentinel) Matt Drudge is right: Voters should sue the Republican Party in court for fraud. Or at least some of its less-conservative members. And we can begin with the political treachery of Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
As reported by Infowars, she is the latest GOP RINO to publicly claim she wan’t support a repeal and replace of Obamacare if it 1) does not include keeping the Medicaid expansion in place (which is a huge drain on the federal budget, especially now that insurers are bailing out as fast as they can); and 2) it removes all funding from Planned Parenthood, which self-funds, in part, through the grotesque sale of fetal body parts:
“The Affordable Care Act has failed in so many ways, but there are elements within it that deserve to be saved,” Murkowski said during an address before the Alaska Legislature.
Specifically, Murkowski citied provisions mandating coverage be provided to individuals with pre-existing conditions, the ability of people to remain on their parents’ insurance plans until the age of 26, and mental health coverage as worth saving, as well as her state’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare.
“As long as Alaska wants to keep the expansion it should have the option,” she said. “I will not vote to repeal it.”
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Murkowski also expressed opposition to any Obamacare repeal that also defunds 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,” Murkowski said.
“This is a first and necessary step towards delivering better healthcare for Alaskans. The ACA has harmed Alaskans for far too long, from skyrocketing premiums to diminishing choices in coverage, and done nothing to reduce the cost of healthcare or improve its quality. We can now begin the process of creating a more affordable system by repealing key elements of the failed law and allowing for the return of flexibility to the states. Through the passage of this resolution, we are now on the way to genuine healthcare reform that is affordable, accessible, and that provides for families’ needs.”
For a senator who’s claimed she’s always been for Obamacare repeal and replace, what happened? She doesn’t actually believe that the protests of GOP lawmakers at town halls against Obamacare repeal are genuine, does she – because they’re not. They are being organized by Left-wing opposition groups to make it appear as though the law is much more popular than it is.
Either way, Murkowski, by maintaining support for the law’s Medicaid expansion, as well as treating Planned Parenthood like an entitlement program, is siding with Left-wing Democrats against the will of the American people and her own constituents. She should pay a political price at the next election.