"With Leah Vukmir In the Senate, We'll…Go Back To That"

Oct 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

 Deciding Vote: Trump To Campaign For Leah Vukmir As Senate Republicans’ Deciding Vote To Repeal The ACA And Gut Protections For Wisconsinites With Pre-Existing Conditions

We made an effort to fully repeal and replace ObamaCare and well continue, with Leah Vukmir in the Senatewell continue to go back tothat” –Vice President Mike Pence

MADISON — There’s one reason why President Donald Trump is on Wednesday set to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir, and it’s because Vukmir would be Washington Republicans’ deciding vote in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut its protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.

In August, Vice President Mike Pence touted Vukmir as a potential deciding vote for gutting protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, saying, “We made an effort to fully repeal and replace ObamaCare and well continue, with Leah Vukmir in the Senatewellcontinue to go back to that.” And just last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed that Republicans indeed intend toagain try to dismantle the Affordable Care should they be successful in November’s elections.

With President Trump coming to Wisconsin to campaign for Vukmir this Wednesday, there’s no question that Trump’s enthusiastic support for Vukmir is grounded in Vukmir‘s support for Trump and Washington Republicans’ plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.

But don’t take our word for it, here’s Vice President Mike Penceback in August: 

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We made an effort to fully repeal and replace ObamaCare and well continue, with Leah Vukmir in the Senatewell continue to go back tothat