Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says some of his "weak-kneed" Republican colleagues need to remember what they stand for regarding the repeal of ObamaCare.
During a Wednesday interview on Fox News, Paul — an opponent of the Senate GOP's healthcare bill in its current form — said all Democrats hate the legislation, and so do half of Republicans.
"The half of Republicans that hate it are conservatives like myself who went to rally after rally after rally saying 'We're going to repeal ObamaCare,' and now we're not repealing it, we're keeping it," Paul said.
"These weak-kneed Republicans up here who are saying, 'Oh, we got to spend more money and we got to keep Medicaid forever, the expansion,' they need to get over themselves."
Paul said Republicans need to remember what they were for: "Repealing ObamaCare."
He added he'd like to support a healthcare bill, but will only vote for one that truly nixes the Affordable Care Act, not just modifies it or scales it back.
Got that, Kentucky voters? If you got help from the Affordable Care Act over the last few years, well, you just need to "get over yourselves" and be sick and poor again. Rand doesn't give a good goddamn if you live or die.
Keep in mind that if the Senate bill passes, the biggest loser in federal Medicaid spending cuts by percentage will be...you guessed it, Kentucky. The Bluegrass State will lose 58.5% of its federal funding for healthcare by 2022 if this bill becomes law, putting us in a worse position than before Obamacare even came along in the first place.
And Rand Paul believes those federal spending cuts to Kentucky aren't steep enough.
Do you finally get it now, fellow Kentuckians?