Rep. Joe Kennedy wasted no time attacking the GOP on Wednesday for their new healthcare bill.
Kennedy started by throwing House Speaker Paul Ryan under the bus and criticized him for calling the new GOP healthcare plan an “act of mercy.”
Kennedy turned to the Bible, saying that there is zero justification in it for stripping health insurance away from millions of people.
“With all due respect to our speaker, he and I must have read different Scripture,” said Kennedy. “The one I read calls on us to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to shelter the homeless, and to comfort the sick.”
“There is is no mercy in a system that makes health care a luxury,” he said. “There is no mercy in a country that turns their back on those most in need of protection: the elderly, the poor, the sick, and the suffering. There is no mercy in a cold shoulder to the mentally ill… This is not an act of mercy — it is an act of malice.”