Newsweek writer who wants Republicans to ‘lose their insurance and die’ needs a chat with double amputee Rep. Brian Mast

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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.

This and following four tweets screencaps via The Daily Caller

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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Finally one said that the reporter’s wrath was misplaced — it should have been directed toward the real killer in the room — Obamacare.

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.

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