Sam Brodey at The Daily Beast has another great piece about U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) trying to run away from his record trying to kill the Affordable Care Act. But there’s something else that Tillis is trying to do:
Tillis is taking it a bit farther. The North Carolina Republican, who is facing a competitive re-election this fall, is now bragging that a health-care bill he wrote “literally” cribs language from Obamacare.
In a July 27 appearance on an Asheville, North Carolina, TV station, Tillis was asked about what plan Republicans have in place in the event that the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare in a looming legal challenge. Tillis referenced the bill he co-wrote, called the PROTECT Act, which purports to safeguard the most popular elements of the law—chief among them its guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
“Pre-existing conditions is critically important to protect,” said Tillis. “So, I introduced the bill—it literally took lines out of the Affordable Care Act. It says that we expect all insurers to recognize that pre-existing conditions are not a reason for declining health insurance.” Referencing another popular plank of the ACA that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans, he added, “I think that we can make progress on young adults under the age of 26.”
Tillis can lie all he wants but some news organizations aren’t putting up with his bull shit anymore:
Television stations in Raleigh and Charlotte have pulled a Republican attack ad against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham off the air after complaints from the Cunningham campaign that the ad was not truthful.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee paid for the TV spot, which ties Cunningham to a Paycheck Protection Program loan obtained by his former employer, Waste Zero. It has been airing in the Raleigh and Charlotte television markets since July 28.
Cunningham is running against Republican Sen. Thom Tillis in one of the key races for determining control of the U.S. Senate. Cunningham has led in a series of recent polls. Libertarian candidate Shannon Bray and Constitution Party candidate Kevin Hayes will also be on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Lets help Cunningham keep up the momentum to take down this liar and flip North Carolina Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Cunningham, Cooper, Biden and their fellow North Carolina Democrats campaigns: