Las Vegas, NV – Today, CNN’s Manu Raju reported that Republican Senator Dean Heller is “noncommittal” on voting to proceed to the House GOP’s health care bill or support a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act – which Heller voted for in 2015 – because he wants to talk to his boss, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, first.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Stewart Boss released the following statement in response:
“Instead of standing up for Nevadans, Senator Heller spent the last week softening his stance on the GOP’s toxic health care repeal effort that would spike people’s costs, gut Medicaid funding and eliminate important protections. Republican leadership even told the press that Heller would be “bought off” to support the bill – something Heller’s office never bothered trying to deny. Now Senate Republicans want to ram through a partisan repeal of the Affordable Care Act with no replacement, and Senator Heller can’t say where he stands because he’s waiting for his marching orders from Mitch McConnell. To be clear, Senator Heller has already voted for this reckless plan, which would end Medicaid expansion and cause millions of Americans to lose access to health insurance. Senator Heller’s spineless equivocating shows once again that he has no core principles, and his extreme partisan voting record in Washington already proves that he can’t be trusted to protect your health care.”