These are the faces of the 12 men who will repeal the Affordable Care Act.
They will be condemning 36,000 people a year to death by their blind obeisance to an ideology that places cuts in marginal tax rates for billionaires over the well-being of millions who will lose access to health care.
None of these men will ever suffer because of a lack of health care, none will never have to mortgage their home to pay for a sick child’s cancer treatment, none will never feel the pain of watching a loved one die because they cannot afford to go to a doctor or pay for life-saving drugs.
Why are these men smiling? Because they are Republicans and when people suffer and die, it does not bother them one bit.
Yesterday, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, introduced the resolution that will begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, legislation that has given 30 million Americans health insurance.
On January 27th, these men will vote to take that insurance away from those people and countless others who may have benefited in the future from access to affordable health care.
Say their names, memorize their faces, wonder at their shrunken souls – men who reject their own humanity, men who would rather see their constituents die than have one of their wealthy patrons pay a penny more in taxes.
Senator Mike Enzi (R – WY)
Senator Charles Grassley (R – IA)
Senator Jeff Sessions (R – AL)
Senator Mike Crapo (R – ID)
Senator Lindsey Graham (R – SC)
Senator Pat Toomey (R – PA)
Senator Ron Johnson (R – WI)
Senator Bob Corker (R – TN)
Senator David Perdue (R – GA)
Senator Cory Gardner (R – CO)
Senator John Kennedy (R – LA)
Senator John Boozman (R – AR)
If any of these Senators are yours, please call them and ask them to vote against repeal without replacement. Their Senate websites are available via this link.
Call their home offices – do not email them – and talk to their staff. Maybe some of them still have a shred of human decency left.