As many as 150 activists traveled to Washington D.C. on Wednesday and protested against the Senate Republican bill for repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Leandra Bernstein, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s national politics reporter, reported that afternoon that the demonstrators targeted at least six GOP senators’ offices.
Bernstein listed Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) as some of the protesters’ targets.
At least 10 demonstrators visited Rubio’s D.C. office, bearing signs like “Don’t Take Our Health Care” and “Trump-Care = Death.”
“Healthcare is a human right,” they chanted outside the 2016 GOP presidential candidate’s office.
“Over three and a half million Floridians rely on Medicare for their health insurance,” they added.
NBC Nightly News on Wednesday reported that several protesters were arrested outside Toomey’s office while shouting “kill the bill, don’t kill me.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday reportedly delayed a vote on the Obamacare repeal bill until after the July 4 recess.
The decision followed the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score on the controversial legislation issued Monday.
The CBO reportedly predicted that the bill would result in 22 million more uninsured people over 10 years.
McConnell can only afford two GOP senator defections on the bill, assuming all Democrats oppose it and Vice President Mike Pence then breaks a tie.
Nine Republican senators oppose the bill, according to The Hill’s whip list, while 17 are undecided or unclear on the issue.