Some people have started to notice something interesting. All attention was focused on John McCain as he made a dramatic return to the Senate after being diagnosed with cancer, giving a speech that received a standing ovation, and then voting against the Obamacare repeal.
Ironically, there was another senator who was also recently diagnosed with cancer, and it is stage 4 kidney cancer, which is likely to be terminal. This senator traveled even further to return to the Senate, also gave a speech, and also voted against the repeal.
I’m just asking, because even if you just limit yourselves to Republicans there were three senators who voted against the repeal bill, and two of them were women. But McCain is getting most of the attention.
Not to mention the fact that when Mitch McConnell assembled his team to write the repeal bill, somehow there were only white men on that team. Hirono is neither white nor male.
In addition, when she was young her family was too poor to afford health insurance. Her two-year-old sister died from pneumonia because her parents could not afford medical care.
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