Mark Levin, the nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host, leveled his guns at Congressional Republicans in remarks he published on Facebook. Levin claimed that the GOP caucus members “lied their way into office” and have perpetrated the “greatest hoax in modern politics.”
Referring to the recent vote in the Senate on healthcare, Levin wrote: “Here comes rationing, long waiting periods, and massive red-tape,” adding, "The Republicans lied their way into office in what is the greatest hoax in modern politics.”
Levin’s comments came after seven Republican senators joined Democrats on Wednesday in voting no on a “clean repeal” of Obamacare promoted by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Levin placed the blame squarely on Republicans for future problems concerning Obamacare. “TODAY, SEVEN REPUBLICAN SENATORS… ,” Levin’s Facebook note is headlined in all caps. “…voted against repealing Obamacare, six of whom voted for repeal two years ago …
“Today is the day government-run, universal health care was born,” Levin continued. “It's just a matter of time. And you can thank Republicans in the Senate, House and White House.”
In 2015, when presented with a bill that would have repealed much of Obamacare's taxes and regulations, Senate Republicans were ready to send a message. When 52 Republicans voted "aye", Barack Obama vetoed the bill. Of those 52 senators, 48 are still in office, but Senate Republicans could muster only 45 votes in favor of a "clean repeal" of Obamacare. Six senators who voted for the 2015 bill voted against the repeal effort. They are: Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Dean Heller, R-Nev., John McCain, R-Ariz., Lisa Murkowski R-Alaska, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio.