Collins, Murkowski on their health care ‘no’ vote


BUT THIS HIGH INTENSITY EXPERIENCE TOOK THEIR BOND TO A NEW LEVEL. >>I WAS WATCHING YOU WITH YOUR DESKS NEXT TO EACH OTHER, YOU COULD SORT OF SENSE A BIT OF RELIEF THAT EACH OF YOU HAD THAT YOU HAD ONE ANOTHER. DID I READ THAT RIGHT?>>I WILL SAY I WAS VERY HAPPY THAT LISA WAS LITERALLY SITTING NEXT TO ME AS WE WERE VOTING FROM OUR SEATS WHICH, AS YOU KNOW, IS UNUSUAL AND ISSUING VERY IMPORTANT VOTES. >>TO HAVE THAT WEIGHT, THAT RESPONSIBILITY KNOWING THAT YOUR VOTE REALLY IS THAT PIVOTAL, IT DOES HELP TO KNOW THERE IS ANOTHER KINDRED SOUL CLOSE BY. >>YOU BOTH ARE HERE ROWS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE AND HERETICS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?>>I SEE MYSELF AS SOMEONE WHO HAS AN OBLIGATION TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF MAINE. SOMETIMES THAT MEANS CASTING UNCOMFORTABLE VOTES, VOTES THAT WILL MAKE MY PARTY UNCOMFORTABLE AND EVEN ANGRY AT ME. >>YOU WANT TO VOTE TO DO THE RIGHT THING. AND SO WORRYING ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES, ARE YOU FEARFUL OF REPERCUSSION FROM YOUR PAR, A TWEET FROM THE PRESIDENT, A BACKLASH FROM YOUR LEADERSHIP. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD BE MOTIVATED OR DISCOURAGED FROM TAKING THE POSITIONS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE THAT WE REPRESENT IN OUR RESPECTIVE STATES. >>CAN YOU GIVE ME A SENSE OF THE KIND OF PRESSURE YOU HAD AND HOW YOU HANDLED IT? HOW DID THAT BEAR ITSELF OUT?>>PHONE CALLS, MEETINGS. I HAD A PRIVATE MEETING WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT AT ONE POINT. >>IS IT HARD AT THAT POINT — YOU RAN ON REPEALING OBAMACARE. THIS IS THE TIME. THE BELL IS RINGING. GO.>>I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY WHEN WE WERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE — THE SECOND TIME WE WERE OVER THERE, AND IT WAS A VERY DIRECTED APPEAL, THAT WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AS REPUBLICANS. I MADE A STATEMENT TO THE PRESIDENT WITH MY COLLEAGUES AND WITH HIS TEAM THERE THAT I’M NOT VOTING FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. I’M VOTING FOR THE PEOPLE OF ALASKA. >>AND I REMEMBER BEING SO PROUD OF YOU FOR SAYING DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT WHAT YOUR OBLIGATIONS WERE. AND THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL, TOO. THE PEOPLE OF MAINE DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE A RUBBER STAMP.>>IF YOU WERE MALE SENATORS, DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE SUCH A PRIORITY FOR YOU, TO MAKE SURE PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS NOT CUT?>>THAT’S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION. THE ISSUE OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES, CANCER SCREENING, WELL WOMEN CARE PROBABLY DOES RESONATED WITH US MORE THAN WITH OUR MALE COLLEAGUES, AND TO ME IT WAS SO UNFAIR TO SINGLE OUT ONE MEDICAID PROVIDER AND SAY TO WOMEN IN PARTICULAR YOU CAN’T CHOOSE WHICH HEALTH CARE PROVIDER YOU WANT TO GO TO. >>I WANT TO BORROW A PHRASE FROM THE FIRST FEMALE SECRETARY OF STATE WHO TALKED ABOUT CO-HONE NAS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT YOU TWO HAVE MORE CAJONES THAN A LOT OF GUYS AROUND HERE. DO YOU BUY THAT?>>EVERY SENATOR HAS TO MAKE HIS OR HER OWN DECISION. I WOULDN’T JUDGE MY COLLEAGUES. >>I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. >>YOU GUYS HAVE SOME PRETTY STIFF SPINES. >>THAT I’D GO WITH. >>DID SENATOR McCAIN COME TO YOU BEFORE HE CAST THE LAST VOTE AGAINST THE HEALTH CARE BILL?>>I SO REMEMBER WHEN BOTH LISA AND I WERE TALKING WITH JOHN McCAIN ON THE SENATE FLOOR AND HE POINTED TO BOTH OF US AND HE SAID YOU TWO ARE RIGHT ON THIS IS ISSUE. >>AND TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAD AFTER THE VOTE, WE HAD ONE OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS THAT YOU’LL THINK OF YEARS DOWN THE ROAD WHERE HE SAID PEOPLE MIGHT NOT APPRECIATE THIS AS A POSITIVE, MAYBE OUR COLLEAGUES AREN’T VIEWING THIS AS A POSITIVE RIGHT NOW, BUT THE TIME WILL PROVE THAT HAVING A PAUSE, HAVING A TIME-OUT FOR US TO DO BETTER IS GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY. IT WAS A GOOD, GOOD STRONG JOHN McCAIN MESSAGE. >>I’VE SEEN CONGRESS AND CONGRESS PEOPLE WHEN THEY HAVE SOME POLITICAL FEAR OF THEIR PRESIDENT, AND HE TRIED TO INTIMIDATE YOU ON TWITTER VERY DIRECTLY SPECIFICALLY, MAYBE HAVING HIS INTERIOR SECRETARY CALL YOU. >>YOU CAN’T LIVE IN FEAR THAT THE DIRECTION YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE, THAT YOU BELIEVE IS TRULY IN YOUR STATE’S BEST INTEREST. >>DID YOU FEEL HE WAS TRYING TO INTIMIDATE YOU?>>I WILL JUST SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT AND I HAD A VERY DIRECT CALL. >>DO YOU THINK THERE’S BEEN A SHIFT AMONG YOUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES AS IT RELATES TO THE PRESIDENT?>>MANY OF US ARE STILL VERY INTERESTED IN THE PRESIDENT’S AGENDA. >>FINDING THOSE AREAS WHERE WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER, PARTNERING, THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING. IF THERE’S RHETORIC THAT IS OUT THERE THAT IS NOT CONSTRUCTIVE TO GOVERNING, I THINKNK

35 Replies to “Collins, Murkowski on their health care ‘no’ vote”

  1. I think Health Care helped to blow up the democratic party and now health care will be the undoing of the Republican party. Time will prove that these two will be what brought down the Republican Party and then ushered in a new era of total Democrat control of the country.

  2. Two class acts who truly hate that moron Trump. They should call Trump on conference call next week and say to him "Grab yourself by the pussy"

  3. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are not  Republicans. They are members of a certain tribe that needs to stay out of American politics.

  4. There are plenty of other Healthcare organizations besides Planned Parenthood stop using the excuse that that organization is the end-all for serious Healthcare problems. I certainly hope for both you and the senators next to you Murkowski that this is a deal breaker for your constituents in your next election

  5. I'm tired of this nonsense, these swamp creatures who oppose real change in Washington and then have the audacity to depict themselves as heros "doing the right thing" are the enablers of the status quo!

  6. Why don't these so called Republicans just become Democrats ? When conservative need people like this they are never there. Why aren't these corrupt politicans on Obamacare ? Please also include the treasonous war criminal McCain on their list. If we can eliminate voter fraud lets vote these socialist show voters out of office !

  7. You back slider Murkowski what Do they have on you to cause to Now to stop support; getting Rid of Affordable Care Act. I don't need it but many do. We need to get Rid of you.

  8. Murkowski has traded 13 million people's healthcare for drilling in pristine Arctic Wildlife Refuge. DON'T ANYONE ever tell me she's a fucking hero again! Keep calling her office though, time to really put the pressure on!!! (202) 224-6665! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.
    John McCain (AZ) (202) 224-2235
    Jeff Flake (AZ) (202) 224-4521
    Susan Collins (ME) (202) 224-2523
    Lisa Murkowski (AK) (202) 224-6665
    Jerry Moran (KS) (202) 224-6521
    Steve Gaines (MT)
    Ron Johnson (WI) (202) 224-5323
    Bob Corker (TN) (202) 224-3344
    James Lankford (OK) (202) 224-5754
    Todd Young (IN) (202) 225-5315
    John Neely Kennedy (La)
    Mike Lee (UT) (202) 224-5444?

  9. You AZ senator voted for DRILLING then first Alaska spill should cost you your life. Collin needs to decide if she feels more like a American than a Republican because your BOTH FUCKED OVER THE THE AMERICA!!!!!

  10. Let me get this strait🤔 You make decisions based on what u think is right? Not what your party voted you in for? Let me remind u lisa! I'm born and raised Alaskan. Your a swamp creature..you better come clean! We're on to u! Traitor!!

  11. Senator Murkowski should be ashamed of herself. The people of Alaska are for repealing Obamacare, the premiums are very high in Alaska. She will pay in the future for her costly votes. AKA primary challenges

  12. The bitch (Murkowski) needs to be voted out. She is a closet Democrat. She supports Nancy Pelosi & Hitlery Clinton. She is also a DACA supporter, a pro islam supporter, and believes all washrooms should be transgender. She is a globalist with a globalist agenda. Please vote her out in the upcoming elections !

  13. Putnam is not Good for Florida. He is spending millions on this primary and is being supported by the left. He is a do nothing obstructionist. Reminds me of Charlie Crist.

  14. Look at these smiling pice of shit that blocked the Health Care Bill, they are the liberal shit of this country these women do not give a fuck about America Children or Helath Care it all about the liberal thinking that has been for decades killin the American Dream, Manine needs to get rid of this pice of DC Shit Susan Collins of Maine the exact people she's fucking over,

  15. oops got cut off. I grew up half time in Maine and my honeymoon was in Alaska though neither are my home states now. I am requesting to you both that you join those many of us in the country who fear Donald Trump's action in immigration and how with a new Supreme Court nominee to help us become more humane and better than we've been lately. I hope you will both join forces to deny the President Trump his next Supreme Court justice. The reasons are many and both of you know them all. I beg you to assert your humanity and refuse to confirm anyone he chooses. That is my 'pitch' and though this is probably not the best place to do so, I will find your Washington DC addresses and write more to each of you. All Best, Fully aware you are in hard positions re: Your public as Republican senators. You both strike me as wonderful, Best Wendy Orange

  16. Can these insane whores die a little bit faster? If they block Kavenaugh too I hope to god they get run over by an Allah Snackbar Terrorist.

  17. The fate of every individual woman – no matter what her politics, character, values, qualities – is tied to the fate of all women whether she likes it or not. … Subordinate to men, sexually colonized in a sexual system of dominance and submission, denied rights on the basis of sex, historically chattel, generally considered biologically inferior, confined to sex and reproduction: this is the general description of the social environment in which all women live. Collins and Murkowski are cowardly handmaidens.

  18. Susan Collins' Voting Records – The Voter's Self Defense System – Vote Smart https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/379/susan-collins#.W7k8T_LeYkQ.twitter

  19. Lisa Murkowski's Political Summary – The Voter's Self Defense System – Vote Smart https://votesmart.org/candidate/15841/lisa-murkowski#.W7k8f5UOGb0.twitter

  20. Trump says Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski ‘will never recover’ for voting no on Kavanaugh https://wapo.st/2C03SLX?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.96981fe85c31

  21. The health care choices were the right thing to do. I'm an Alaskan and a Conservative Republican, I have been observing the Democrats evolve from being the working man's blue collar party to one controlled by Liberals from the extreme left. There was a time I use to think that I was democrat, but as my beliefs evolved I became as conservative as you can get. Why? I saw the danger of these liberals that began to take over control of the Democratic Party in the late 60's through the 70's. I knew that the liberals were going to destroy America, the America where freedom was still a choice.
    As the 80's progressed the statements made by Democratic liberals began to terrify me! The democratic liberals began changing the educational system by imposing a belief system that did not give anyone a choice as to how our schools, from elementary to university level, on what was to be taught to my growing family. As these liberals began to develop these schools, the rhetoric I heard went against the grain of how I was taught and what those beliefs were. Today the democratic party became the far left hovel that it has become. When Kavanaugh began to go through the approval process, I watched the far left democrats, use tactic that were not right. When Lisa Murkowski voted with the democrats, I saw the influence of the far left that Murkowski was embracing. Lisa if you are going to work with the democrats, you should find what your constituents want and belief, you crossed some political core value being eroded, by going in with the democratic party. Election is coming around for you, I now see that we need a new Republican to run for your seat when 2020 comes around! Either that or give up your seat, we need someone that will not compromise our beliefs.

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