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Three Who Voted Against ACA Repeal Face Sexist Backlash

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Three female Republican U.S. senators are being praised by some and called ugly, sexist names by others.

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) opposed Sen. Mitch

McConnell’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act with a delayed replacement. Collins, Murkowski and Capito have been called “witches,” “feminazis,” crazy,” “pig,” and “bitches” who “shouldn’t serve in government.”

Sen. Capito clarified her position by releasing a statement explaining
that she is serving in the Senate to help, not “hurt” her constituents. “My position on this issue is driven by its impact on West Virginians,” she said. “With that in mind, I cannot vote to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan that addresses my concerns and the needs of West Virginians.”

Similarly, Sen. Collins took to Twitter to remind critics that she had voted against the same proposal in 2015. Sen Murkowski then announced online that she is advocating for a “bipartisan process to address the failures of the ACA and stabilize the individual markets.” Each of the women’s states have benefitted greatly from Medicaid expansion, a provision of the ACA.

 

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In all, five Republican senators, including two men, opposed the new proposed health care bill, but only the women are being called”traitors” and RINO’s (Republicans in Name Only). GOPconservative Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee from the conservative wing of the Republican Party opposed the bill.

Former GOP governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee took the criticism a step further by suggesting that these senators who support “vacuuming” babies, a crude reference to abortion.

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