Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on Wednesday compared the revised Republican bill to repeal and place Obamacare, which Massie has said he will vote against, to a kidney stone.
“The House doesn’t care what happens to it, as long as they can pass it,” Massie tweeted.
The AHCA is like a kidney stone- the House doesn't care what happens to it, as long as they can pass it. #sassywithmassie
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) May 3, 2017
Massie in March called the bill’s original iteration “a stinking pile of garbage.”
He later announced that he was changing his vote on the bill — which was later pulled by leaders after they failed to corral enough votes to get it through the House — from “no” to “hell no.”
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 22, 2017
In April, Massie said he plans to vote against the latest iteration of the bill, using slightly less vehement language.
Rewriting since he's not actually in HFC, but @RepThomasMassie says he's still a No on AHCA, a shift from "hell no"
— Mary Ellen McIntire (@MelMcIntire) April 26, 2017