GOP Rep. Says Revised Obamacare Repeal Bill Is ‘Like A Kidney Stone’

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 6: Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., participates in the Joint Economic Committee hearing on "Fiscal Cliff: How to Protect the Middle Class, Sustain Long-Term Economic Growth, and Reduce the Federal... UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 6: Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., participates in the Joint Economic Committee hearing on "Fiscal Cliff: How to Protect the Middle Class, Sustain Long-Term Economic Growth, and Reduce the Federal Deficit" on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) MORE LESS
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May 3, 2017 11:13 a.m.

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.

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.”

In April, Massie said he plans to vote against the latest iteration of the bill, using slightly less vehement language.

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