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Former Reid Aide: McConnell Cast Obamacare as 'Partisan, Socialist Takeover'

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By    |   Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 12:56 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is to blame for "scorching the Earth" while Obamacare was being crafted, which led to its failure to be repealed, according to Adam Jentleson, the former deputy chief of staff for retired Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

"McConnell's original sin was recasting the fundamentally bipartisan process and substance of Obamacare as a partisan, socialist takeover," Jentleson said during a series of Wednesday tweets.

Jentleson said Obamacare was created with bipartisan roundtables and public hearings.

Democrats wanted Republicans to support the bill, according to Jentleson.

However, he laid the blame for scuttling the process on McConnell.

The former aide then tweeted a link to The New York Times reporting that McConnell "pleaded and cajoled" Republicans to hold the line against Democrats.

McConnell announced Tuesday that a vote to repeal Obamacare will happen next week.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is to blame for "scorching the Earth" while Obamacare was being crafted, which led to its failure to be repealed, according to Adam Jentleson, the former deputy chief of staff for retired Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
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