McConnell Challenger: Mitch Is Working ‘Actively’ To Make Sure Obamacare Is ‘Not Ended’


Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who Bevin is running against in the primary for McConnell’s Senate seat, of “working actively” to make sure Obamacare is not repealed. 

“We wanted to just call attention to frankly what we’re seeing as a rather disturbing trend which is the fact that we’ve thought for some time that most of Mitch McConnell’s bluster about yanking out Obamacare root and branch was really just that,” Bevin said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. “But we’re seeing yet again the fact that behind the scenes and now with increasing amounts of overtness he’s really working actively to ensure that this is not a piece of legislation that is ended.” 

Bevin’s comments are in response to a report saying McConnell suggested he is not averse to discussing changes of the health care law. McConnell is quoted in that report saying that the law “was so botched from the beginning, that it’s not fixable.” Bevin said that despite McConnell saying that the law has been botched, the fact that he suggested some level of openness to changing the law shows that he does not totally want to repeal Obamacare.