Steve Beshear: Trump 'eroding our democracy' when he attacks judiciary, intel community
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 7:30
Steve Beshear has just wrapped up the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's address to Congress. According to CNN, Beshear "expanded Medicaid, accepting federal money to provide health care for those on the lower end of the income spectrum, and presided over the implementation of Kynect, the state exchange".
However, as the president's party is splitting over what form their own potential health care law could take, Beshear ripped into Republicans' efforts.
Perhaps anticipating Beshears's rebuttal, Trump veered from his prepared remarks circulated before the address and singled out Kentucky as a place where the Affordable Care Act was "failing" because insurers were leaving marketplaces.
"They would charge families more for fewer benefits and put insurance companies back in control", he claims.
The new 45th President of the United States addressed a joint session of Congress on February 28. and Dems were absolutely seething about what he had to say. Trump gave a basic blueprint on what he meant to do, which includes making sure people with pre-existing conditions have access to coverage, allowing people to buy insurance across state lines and offering tax credits.
Beshear also said that Trump is "eroding our democracy" by trying to undermine the court system.
McConnell said Kentuckians had rejected the law by electing a governor, a state Legislature and a president who favored its repeal.
"It's laughable that Steve Beshear is being given a national stage to continue his myth that Obamacare was a success in Kentucky. Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster in Kentucky and Steve Beshear was the captain of that ship". And since so much of the results of the 2016 election were preceived to be due to the large divide between so-called "coastal, liberal elites" and the "conservative heartland", this choice was a smart one: While the "heartland" won, and the dissonance between the two seeming sides has caused a lot of tension since, Beshear has emerged as the exception to the rule. The second was given by Astrid Silva, a community activist from Las Vegas.
She is protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - or DACA -which allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors a path to remain in the country.
Beshear will also accuse Trump of "eroding our democracy" by attacking the USA intelligence community and attacking the credibility of federal judges who rule against him.