In an interview on CBS 'Face the Nation', Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said that Republican senators are working behind closed doors to deal with the healthcare bill and added that the 'average Republican' did not know what was in the legislation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In an interview on CBS 'Face the Nation, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said ten Republican senators were working 'behind closed doors' on the healthcare bill and added that the 'average Republican' does not know what will be in the legislation. "In the Senate, what you have, is you have I believe it is ten Republicans working behind closed doors to address one-sixth of the American economy," Sanders said. "The average Republican doesn't even know what's in that legislation. My understanding is that it'll be brought forth just immediately before we have to vote on it. This is completely unacceptable." Last month, U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved legislation to repeal major portions of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan, handing a major legislative victory to President Donald Trump. By a vote of 217-213, Republicans obtained just enough votes to push the legislation through the House, sending it to the Senate for consideration. No Democrats voted for the House bill.