Democrats Questions Trump's Record on National Security, Helping Poor
- Author: Arturo Norris Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 2:32
With Republicans planning to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are scrambling to counter that argument by urging constituents to attend GOP representatives' town halls, hold rallies and highlight success stories.
Steve Beshear is the former governor of Kentucky who served from 2007 through 2015. 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". Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham, an ally of the White House, said on Twitter, "Can someone pls rearrange the cardboard cutouts behind Beshear"?
After the address, former Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear gave a response in which he addressed healthcare.
Beshear did two terms as Kentucky governor and one as lieutenant governor, in addition to four years as the state's attorney general and six in the its legislature - all as a Democrat.
He delivered the remarks plainly and occasionally awkwardly, with a setting and tone entirely at odds with the President's speech before a Joint Session of Congress.
Mr. President. this isn't a game, it's life and death for people. A lot of them gained it through an expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor.
He argued that Republican plans for health care and financial regulations will hurt American families, while Trump's stance toward refugees and friendliness with Russian Federation do not reflect American values. Real leaders strengthen. They unify, they partner and they offer real solutions instead of ultimatums and blame...
"The Democratic response is a pretty stark reminder of Democratic struggles out there across America", he says.
Beshear will deliver the response Tuesday along with immigration activist Astrid Silva, who will give a Spanish language response.
Also on the attack Tuesday was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who called Beshear the "poster child" for ObamaCare's failures.
Beshear also accused the president of being unnecessarily divisive regarding his comments on refugees and immigrants, saying Trump must "understand that people may disagree with him, but that doesn't make them his enemies".