Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) is lying through his teeth when he says he will protect people with pre-existing conditions.
Joe Scarborough, host of “Morning Joe” and former Republican member of Congress, lambasted Republicans like Rohrabacher for deceiving voters about their position on such an important health care issue.
“They’re all lying through their teeth!” Scarborough exclaimed, after showing a video montage of Republicans claiming they would protect individuals with pre-existing conditions. The montage included a clip of Rohrabacher, falsely proclaiming he is “fighting for those with pre-existing conditions.”
“Oh, my God, they’re all lying,” a shocked Scarborough said. He went on to explain.
All those other Republicans, you know what they did as well? They also are either suing to make sure that insurance companies don’t have to support pre-existing conditions, or they voted in Congress to make sure that insurance companies don’t have to pay for preexisting conditions. They’re all lying through their teeth!
Rohrabacher fought in Congress against those with pre-existing conditions. In addition to repeatedly voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the law which enshrined protections for those with pre-existing conditions, Rohrabacher voted for a Republican health care bill that would have devastated the country.
According to Politifact, the legislation Rohrabacher supported would have allowed insurance companies to “charge people significantly more if they had a pre-existing condition like heart disease, cancer, diabetes or arthritis — possibly requiring people to pay thousands of dollars extra every year to remain insured.”
Yet, locked in a close election race with Democrat Harley Rouda, Rohrabacher has resorted to flat-out lying to constituents about his record.
Recent polls show a close race, and most election experts view the race as a toss-up. Rohrabacher is plagued by his dogged support of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and his numerous suspicious interactions with questionable Russian associates.
Rohrabacher’s embrace of debunked fringe-conservative conspiracy theories is wildly out of touch with a district that backed Hillary Clinton in 2016. And his embrace of discrimination against the LGBTQ community is the type of bigotry usually condemned by decent people.
In an election where health care is a top issue for voters, the very least that people deserve is the truth, but Rohrabacher won’t deliver.