As the U.S. House of Representatives attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 33rd time on Wednesday, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) took to the House floor and ridiculed Republicans, saying the GOP's health care plan was the equivalent of "chicken noodle soup."
Crowley began by accusing Republicans of being relentless in their quest to repeal "Obamacare" while refusing to provide any details on what they plan on replacing President Obama's health care law with. The House voted 244-185 in favor of repealing Obamacare Wednesday, though the vote was largely symbolic has almost no chance of advancing any further.
"But I think I figured out what the GOP wants to replace the Affordable Care Act with," he said, unveiling a ridiculously large photo of a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup. "Mmm!"
Crowley continued to mock Republicans, saying they must have taken "grandma's" words too literally when she told them chicken noodle soup was a "cure-all" for everything.
"Can’t afford health care coverage and need medical care? Have some chicken noodle soup. Been diagnosed with a serious disease and can’t afford the prescription drugs you need to treat it? Have some chicken noodle soup," Crowley said.
He continued, "I don’t know why Republicans want to go back to the day when chicken noodle soup was the only option for hard-working families who couldn’t afford care. The truth is, chicken noodle soup might be mmm-mmm good lunch, but as a health care policy, it is mmm-mmm bad."
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