Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) didn't appear to let her foot off the gas on the heated political rhetoric even after the heinous, politically motivated shooting that targeted Republicans at a congressional baseball practice last week in Alexandria, Va. She was immediately slammed on social media for her insensitivity.
She posted a video slamming Republicans for the Senate health care bill, but it was her use of the term "blood money" that incensed many.
I’ve read the Republican “health care” bill. This is blood money. They’re paying for tax cuts with American lives. https://t.co/298DLguNiM— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1498165382.0
"I’ve read the Republican 'health care' bill," she tweeted. "This is blood money. They’re paying for tax cuts with American lives."
This wasn't the first time Thursday that Warren had used the term. She also said it on the floor of the Senate when she declared, “These cuts are blood money. People will die. Let’s be very clear: Senate Republicans are paying for tax cuts for the wealthy with American lives.”
Warren accused Republicans of pushing for health care reform merely because they were being paid by interest groups that wanted to profit off the preventable deaths of Americans.
Many criticized the tone-deaf tweet on social media. Townhall.com political editor Guy Benson called Warren a "disgusting demagogue" over the tweet.
"Blood money." What a disgusting demagogue. Also, the law she's slandering her opponents to protect is failing & a… https://t.co/vWdcI4r4ud— Guy Benson (@Guy Benson)1498176352.0
Heath care bill is "blood money"..they're paying for tax cuts w/ "American lives". This is a dog whistle by Warren… https://t.co/4WxFZ3Tt98— Nick Short (@Nick Short)1498172290.0
Really hope no one is radicalized by this kind of incendiary speech https://t.co/WlpuaSSX9r— Comfortably Smug (@Comfortably Smug)1498184669.0
Senate Republicans revealed their health care bill Thursday after weeks of being criticized for the secretive process they used to craft the legislation. Some more conservative GOP senators have said they do not support the bill, but President Trump said Friday that they would work together to improve the legislation and gain their backing.