Hillary Clinton Calls The AHCA Defeat A "Victory" That Couldn't Have Happened Without Resistance Efforts
On Friday, an hour after the embarrassing defeat of the White House's American Health Care Act before it was even put to a vote, Hillary Clinton called the AHCA defeat a "victory" via a series of Twitter posts. She also praised resistance efforts, writing: "This victory happened because people in every corner of the country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, showing up at town hall meetings, and making their voices heard."
She continued: "The fight isn't over yet — we will have to push back on future bad ideas and embrace good ones to make health care more affordable — but we are reminded today that there is no substitute for standing up and defending our values."
Clinton posted a series of tweets pegged to the fall of the bill, which Paul Ryan and President Trump said they had killed prior to the Friday vote because it wasn't likely to garner enough votes to win. "But this fight isn't over yet," she wrote after posting her initial statement, "and we can't forget who it's about. Here are some stories."
She went on to share a number of stories of people who could not have afforded for the AHCA to become law.
The painful defeat of the AHCA is a long-awaited victory for Clinton and other top Democrats, who have suffered through more than 60 days of a Trump presidency with little relief.
Organizations from Planned Parenthood to NARAL are joining in the celebration, which will keep Obamacare in place for the immediate future (read: until Trump and co. can process the defeat, lick their wounds, and start afresh).
It's a hell of a way to enter the weekend, eh?