“Imagine the utter contempt that Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) must hold for the American people,” writes Ian Millhiser in Think Progress.
In the world of reality, everyone knows that Republicans have for years been trying to gut protections for people with preexisting conditions that President Obama and the Democrats delivered almost a decade ago.
But Sen. Cornyn tweeted Monday morning, “Again and again, Democrats have refused to join Republicans in guaranteeing coverage for pre-existing conditions.”
Again and again, Democrats have refused to join Republicans in guaranteeing coverage for pre-existing conditions https://t.co/W01rhZ9fyH
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) July 29, 2019
As Millhiser explains:
In 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — a law that, among other things, ensured that insurance companies can no longer discriminate against people with preexisting conditions.
Every single Senate Democrat voted for these protections for people with preexisting conditions. Every single Senate Republican opposed these protections.
Since then, GOP attacks on Obamacare have only intensified.
So, Millhiser concludes, “Cornyn sent that tweet because he thinks you are stupid.”