Republican Rep Shimkus Didn't Read Bill Kicking 24M Off Healthcare Because He Had Baseball Practice

In another of the many absurdities of the Trump government, we have the story of Representative John Shimkus of Illinois.

Shimkus was one of 217 Republican representatives who voted today to to repeal the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" and replace it with an almost universally panned plan which will take approximately 24 million people off of healthcare.

After the vote, NBC asked several Republican Congressman in the halls of the Capitol building whether they had read the bill.

Most of the Congressmen were smart enough to not respond, or to say something like "I'm working on it;" however, one Congressman, John Shimkus, didn't even bother to pretend he cared.

Shimkus' response? "I just got back from baseball practice." He then walked off.

So you didn't read the bill that will kick millions off of healthcare -- a bill that quite possibly might responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans because of your baseball practice? It appears so.

The hypocrisy is astounding. After Obamacare passed, Republicans like Paul Ryan were all over television complaining about the fact that some Democrats didn't read the bill. Ryan vowed that Republicans would never do such a thing.

Of course, they did. But what's especially enraging is that some of those Republicans didn't even bother to try to read the bill.

Congressman Thomas Garrett appeared on MSNBC today, where he was asked whether he had read the bill by host Stephanie Ruhle. his response: "Oh gosh...

Let's put it this way, people in my office have read all parts of the bill. I don't think any individual has read the whole bill, but that's why we have staff."

Enjoy your baseball practice, Shumkus.

Because once you're voted out of office, your baseball career may be all you have left. Just hope you don't injure yourself trying to steal home base...because when you're out of office, you'll suffer from this healthcare bill too.

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