A new Democrat conspiracy theory--GOP using Russia investigation and Scalise shooting to 'sneak' healthcare reform through



Via The Hill

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Tuesday that Senate Republicans are using the investigation into Russian election meddling and last week’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice as “cover” to try to move their healthcare bill.

Murphy said news of the Russia controversy and the shooting that left House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) seriously wounded were crowding out coverage of the Senate’s healthcare debate and that the GOP was using this as an advantage.

“There’s been a lot of coverage of the Russia investigation, obviously focused last week on the devastating shooting here in Washington,” he said on CNN’s “New Day.”

“Republicans have used all that news as cover to try to move a bill to the Senate floor that is deeply unpopular,” he said.

This is beginning to get into Alex Jones and chem trails territory.

Somehow I really find in hard to believe that the GOP are using all of this stuff as cover for moving an ObamaCare bill. In particular, I really find it extraordinary, given the way that the media have dropped any coverage of a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter (yes, I know, that is a redundancy) shooting Steve Scalise, that anyone could claim the Scalise shooting was cover for anything.
You can see a video of Murphy's CNN interview at the link above where he discussed this bizarre theory.  In his defense, he had been up until 1 a.m. the night before in a futile effort to stall the Republican healthcare bill.

The argument that the GOP is taking advantage of deranged acts by Democrats to sneak through healthcare reform suggests why Democrats are losing so much these days.

A more rational view is that the Republicans are not allowing crazy Democrats to distract them from pursuing their agenda.

Update:  Politico reports that Murphy also blamed the Russia probe for the Democrats' loss in the Georgia House race.  Perhaps the Democrats should just drop the probe if it is doing so much damage to their agenda.


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