A senior Newsweek writer blasted Republican House members who voted for the American Health Care Act last week, with a claim that it permits insurance companies to refuse coverage for pre-existing conditions.
He should have talked to a certain Florida congressman before he went off the deep end.
Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald must have had a burr up his derriere when he took to Twitter to rail against the GOP in his over-the-top rant.
He began with an admission that he himself has a pre-existing condition and said he wished that every Republican lawmaker who voted for the AHCA Thursday would see a family member lose their health care coverage and die. Whoa!
Eichenwald wisely deleted his tweets later on, but not before they were captured and preserved.
His parting shot referred to a false story that circulated claiming the Republicans celebrated the vote afterward with a beer fest.
Had Eichenwald observed the floor debate and not just the vote afterward, he would have known better. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, who lost both his legs in the service of his country, has what may be called the ultimate pre-existing condition. Here’s what the Florida Republican had to say on the issue.
Then again, maybe someone directed Eichenwald to Mast’s argument after the writer went on his tirade, accounting for him deleting the tweets.
Whatever the reason, Mast’s performance made one proud to be an American — as well as a Floridian. Eichenwald’s comments not so much, and people saw it as another example of news outlets’ double standard style of reporting.
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Imagine if a conservative media member called for Democrats’ family members to suffer and die. https://t.co/USiJ3ti9MN
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) May 6, 2017
@DailyCaller Statements like these are why republicans own congress now. Who says that?
— tucker (@tuc9) May 7, 2017
@DailyCaller I’m sick & tired of Libs making statements that r automatically accepted as truth-please America, read, get educated don’t accept this crap
— Don Grimes (@chiefgee01) May 7, 2017
@DailyCaller THIS MAN NEEDS MENTAL HELP!!
— Elaine Alger Borden (@peddles65) May 7, 2017
@DailyCaller Umm. That’s why the new bill was needed! Congress is trying to reverse coarse and stop the bleeding..
— jbwredsox (@jbwredsox) May 7, 2017
Finally one said that the reporter’s wrath was misplaced — it should have been directed toward the real killer in the room — Obamacare.
— Maria Goes Madea (@OhSumthinShiny) May 7, 2017
There’s also this tweet that came as an attempt to erase some of the damage done by the first batch of hate-filled tweets.
Re: my angry tweet bout wanting those who voted for Trumpcare to feel the same pain they want 2 inflict. Here's why. https://t.co/RdQ0p6UOYe
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) May 7, 2017
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