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Nancy Pelosi says Americans 'deserve to know what’s in’ Senate GOP's health care reform bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says Americans "deserve to know" whats in GOP health care reform bill before it can be passed, a complete reversal of comments she made in 2010 about Obamacare. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

One of the most famous lines in recent political history came in 2010 when then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Congress needed to pass Obamacare “so you can see what’s in it."

The Democrats’ fight to pass the health care reform bill was already arduous and divisive, but Pelosi’s famous line made a complete mockery of their efforts. Many Americans thought Pelosi’s remark exemplified career politicians: They care only about passing legislation to say they’ve done something, no matter the effects of that legislation.

On Tuesday, Pelosi’s famous remark came full circle when she took to her Twitter account to advocate that senators first read a health care reform bill pushed by Senate Republicans before passing it.

".@SenJohnMcCain calling out Republican hypocrisy is music to my ears. Americans deserve to know what’s in the bill,” Pelosi wrote, adding the hashtag “#TrumpCare."

Pelosi was commenting on remarks from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who on Tuesday chastised the Senate GOP as “hypocrites” for "doing the same thing” as Democrats when they rammed Obamacare through in 2010.

"We used to complain like hell when Democrats ran the Affordable Care Act. Now we're doing the same thing,” McCain said.

Of course, Twitter users found the hypocrisy of Pelosi's comment to be quite laughable:

Senate Republicans plan to release their version of health care reform Thursday, a bill they've reportedly been secretly working on for weeks. The bill comes in response to House Republicans passing their own version of Obamacare repeal last month.

Vice President Mike Pence has said that health care reform will be enacted later this summer.

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