Tom Perez on Senator Rand Paul’s Vote to Advance Health Care Repeal

After Senator Rand Paul today voted to move forward with their health care repeal, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Donald Trump and Senator Rand Paul have ignored the people they’re supposed to represent. They have broken their promises. And today, they turned their backs on human decency.

“This will be Paul’s legacy under repeal: Kentucky families going bankrupt; children suffering from untreated illnesses; Americans facing death because they cannot afford the care that would keep them alive. This is the future Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Rand Paul want for America — a nation shattered by cruelty. History will not forget that when voters looked to the Republican Party for courage, all they found were cowards.

“Don’t be fooled. No matter what Paul calls it, his goal is to repeal the ACA and take health care away from thousands of Kentuckians. It’s time once again to call Senator Paul and tell him health care is a right for all, not a privilege for the few.”