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Protesters in Wheelchairs Disrupt Healthcare Bill Hearing

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A protester is taken out of a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Dirksen on the proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The hearing went into recess while the Capitol Police cleared the room. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Monday, 25 September 2017 04:15 PM

Protesters in wheelchairs interrupted Tuesday's hearing on the GOP's health care bill — loudly screaming, "No cuts to Medicaid! Save our liberty!"

The noisy protests forced Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch to recess the hearing just moments after it began.

Hatch told the protesters, "If you want a hearing you better shut up!" His complaint was to no avail as the protests continued.

So Hatch then shut the hearing down, saying it would resume when order was restored.

The protesters were removed from the hearing room one by one.

The hearing comes as Senate Republicans pursue a last-ditch effort to pass legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." They appear to be short of votes ahead of a make-or-break deadline at the end of this week.

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Protesters in wheelchairs interrupted Tuesday's hearing on the GOP's health care bill - loudly screaming, "No cuts to Medicaid! Save our liberty!"The noisy protests forced Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch to recess the hearing just moments after it began.Hatch told...
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