5 Minutes of Relief for Dean Heller – And 20 Months of Dodging Nevadans

Dean Heller is breathing a sigh of relief right now — but that feeling will vanish when he has to explain his record to Nevadans. Dean Heller has voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act over twenty times — and thanks to this month’s debate over health care, we now know the Republican Party’s replacement: Trumpcare.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“No matter how Dean Heller tries to explain himself, he was always hell bent on stripping health care from Nevadans. This monstrosity of a bill is what he wanted when he fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to vote over 20 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“The more the American people learn, the more they are terrified of Trumpcare. It’s now clear that Trumpcare betrays millions of vulnerable Americans that Trump and Dean Heller promised to help, kicking over 150,000 off their coverage in Nevada to […]

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5 Minutes of Relief for Jeff Flake – And 20 Months of Dodging Arizonans

Jeff Flake is breathing a sigh of relief right now — but that feeling will vanish when he has to explain his record to Arizonans. Jeff Flake has voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act over twenty times — and thanks to this month’s debate over health care, we now know the Republican Party’s replacement: Trumpcare.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“No matter how Jeff Flake tries to explain himself, he was always hell bent on stripping health care from Arizonans. This monstrosity of a bill is what he wanted when he fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to vote over 20 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“The more the American people learn, the more they are terrified of Trumpcare. It’s now clear that Trumpcare betrays millions of vulnerable Americans that Trump and Jeff Flake promised to help, kicking over 400,000 off their coverage in Arizona […]

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Belated Throw Back Thursday: Trump the Dealmaker

Trump: “If You Can’t Make A Good Deal With A Politician, Then There’s Something Wrong With You.”  “So I’ve watched the politicians. I’ve dealt with them all my life. If you can’t make a good deal with a politician, then there’s something wrong with you. You’re certainly not very good.” [Donald Trump, Presidential Campaign Announcement, New York, NY 6/16/15]

Trump:  “Nobody Knows The System Better Than Me, Which Is Why I Alone Can Fix It.” [Donald Trump, RNC Speech, Cleveland, OH, 07/21/16]

Trump: “I’ve Been Making Lots Of Wonderful Deals, Great Deals. That’s What I Do.” “I’ve been doing deals for a long time.  I’ve been making lots of wonderful deals, great deals, that’s what I do.”  [Donald Trump, Anti Iran Deal Rally, Washington, DC, 9/9/15]

Trump: “I’m A Closer”  “We like to win. We know how to close deals. I close. I’m a closer. Even in sports, I’ve always been a closer. […]

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Donald Trump Is A Failure Who Can’t Deliver

Donald Trump’s signature agenda item just cratered.  The good news: millions of people won’t lose their health insurance, health care costs won’t explode for seniors, the quality of employer-based coverage won’t rapidly decline, and basic services like prescription coverage, hospitalization, and newborn care will not be undermined — no thanks to Republicans in Congress or the White House.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s campaign is under FBI investigation for potentially colluding with Russian hackers, the situation in North Korea is spiraling out of control, and courts continue to block his unconstitutional travel ban.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement in reaction to Paul Ryan canceling the TrumpCare vote:

“Donald Trump is a failure who can’t deliver. After having the better part of a decade to produce a healthcare plan, all Trump and Republicans came up with was a $144 billion dollar tax cut for the rich – a bill so reckless that their own […]

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Spicer Questions: CSPAN Watch Party Edition

The president has decided to play out an episode of The Apprentice, threatening Members of Congress to vote for a terrible health care plan or be left with an effective law they love to hate. Instead of anyone being “fired,” however, people’s lives hang in the balance.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah says “Terrible TV, even worse policy making,” and calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions:

1. How is it possible that the “new” version of Trumpcare costs more money yet leaves the same whopping 24 million people uninsured and still raises premiums 15 to 20 percent?

2. According to the CBO Report, de-funding Planned Parenthood would cause 15 percent of underserved and low-income women to lose access to care. Why does President Trump want to gut an organization that has reliably provided health care for women, many of whom didn’t have coverage, for […]

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Editorial Boards Agree: Devin Nunes Has Got To Go

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes cannot credibly oversee what should be a serious investigation of Donald Trump and his close associates’ collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. His press conference this morning does nothing to regain any of his lost standing and proves yet again he is pushing a political agenda that serves the interest of the White House, not the public.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah said, “If the country was waiting for a sign that a 9/11-style independent commission is needed to get to the bottom of Trump’s ties to Russia, they got it this week. Nunes coordination with the White House proves he can’t be trusted in any capacity.”

Editorial boards across the country agree, Chairman Nunes destroyed his own credibility but he also compromised the ability of the entire Committee to conduct an investigation.

NYT Editorial: “Rep. Nunes is a Lapdog in […]

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Trump To Get Updates On How He’s Getting Rich Sticking It to Taxpayers, Despite Pledge To Divest

Statement from American Bridge spokesperson Brad Bainum:

“Trump refused to sell off his business holdings, and now he’s breaking his “blind trust” with “zero contact” promises to start receiving regular updates on how effectively he’s getting rich while sticking it to the American people.

“The Trump family continues to violate public trust, shatter ethical norms, and brazenly sell out the American people to profit off of the presidency. The only person winning in Trump’s America is Trump, and he’s doing it at the country’s expense. “

Key Point:

But less than two minutes later, [Eric Trump] concedes that he will continue to update his father on the business while he is in the presidency. “Yeah, on the bottom line, profitability reports and stuff like that, but you know, that’s about it.” How often will those reports be, every quarter? “Depending, yeah, depending.” Could be more, could be less? “Yeah, probably quarterly.” One thing is clear: […]

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