Dean Heller’s ever changing position on health care continues to mystify and anger Nevadans. After promising he’d vote against Trumpcare, and flip flopping multiple times on his stance with whichever way the political winds were blowing, Heller ended up casting the deciding vote to move forward with the ACA repeal and then voted for the “skinny repeal” bill, a measure that ultimately failed to pass the Senate.
But now he says he’s “pleased” with that outcome.
Heller told News 4 Nevada, “Obviously I got in the middle of this – this health care battle, and I feel real pleased with the way this thing turned out.”
That’s a strange comment from a guy who met with Donald Trump right after the repeal vote failed to strategize about getting to a repeal that could pass, and who’s been pushing the radical Graham-Cassidy-Heller proposal that would end funding for Medicaid expansion and make major cuts to the rest of Medicaid and help for people buying insurance.
“Dean Heller has zero principles, and this is just the latest in a long string of examples of him saying whatever he thinks will help him get re-elected, but the fact remains: Heller voted for a measure that would rip health care away from millions,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “No matter what he says now, Nevadans from all over the political spectrum are already furious with Dean Heller’s spinelessness, and they will make their voices heard at the ballot box.”