Senate Democrats are planning to stream a late-night talkathon on Facebook Live Monday night, protesting any attempts from Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, widely known as ObamaCare.
Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told The Hill that Democrats plan to use the Senate floor as a platform to denounce the GOP's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan.
"We are taking to the floor and social media to denounce this plan and warn the American people that the Democrats will be fighting tooth and nail against this potentially catastrophic move," Schumer told The Hill.
After meeting with President Obama last week, Democrats pledged to rally supporters to oppose the GOP's plan to repeal the healthcare law.
'Make America Sick Again'
Just last week, Schumer borrowed President-elect Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," but altered in hopes of turning people against the GOP's repeal plan, according to Politico.
Schumer's "Make America Sick Again" slogan further points to the idea that repealing ObamaCare without another plan in place could be detrimental to those who rely on the health insurance.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer Repealing Obamacare will make America sick again. pic.twitter.com/UERFzfPXsO— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) January 4, 2017
Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have used the slogan on social media.
Schumer told The Hill Monday that Democrats "cannot allow Republicans to make America sick again by repealing the ACA without a replacement plan that will ensure millions of Americans are not kicked off their insurance."
He and other Democratic leaders plan to use their new slogan at nationwide healthcare-themed rallies beginning Jan. 15, according to Politico. The idea is to show Republicans that there may be political ramifications for voting to repeal the healthcare law.
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