It is the most GOP thing in the world to create the Kimmel test for p.r. reasons, fail it, and then blame Jimmy Kimmel for being political. https://t.co/jJ6SmON5DL
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) September 22, 2017
From the Washington Post:
With just eight days to go before Sept. 30, the deadline after which Republicans will lose the ability to pass an ACA replacement with a simple majority, activists working to save the law were markedly cautious. Days of action — Saturday rallies organized by MoveOn, Monday rallies by Indivisible — would continue. So would calls to senators. Having been caught unaware in May and last week, when Republicans revived “Trumpcare,” activists said they would keep pounding until the deadline had passed.
“You don’t want to leave anything to chance,” said Ben Wikler, the Washington director of MoveOn. “If more senators come out in opposition to the bill this week, that makes it less likely that they can credibly come back and support another repeal vote. It needs to be totally clear to them that electoral disaster would come from keeping their horrible campaign promise.”…
Apart from cautious optimism, what’s on the agenda for the day?
Following the 5th failed Obamacare repeal bill, sources say Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be pivoting to video
— Lee Drake (@BLeeDrake) September 22, 2017