As the federal government approaches a possible shutdown, Congressman Goodlatte and other Republicans are scrambling to place the blame on Democrats.
He posted this on his Facebook page:
Some useful background:
Goodlatte and other Republicans refused to pass a simple bill to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as the Democrats wanted. Instead they passed a bill funding CHIP only with cuts to other vital federal health programs. Now they are suddenly willing to extend it with no conditions in an effort to avoid compromising on a plan to protect DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients who were brought to the US illegally as children.
With Goodlatte’s encouragement, President Trump rejected a bipartisan compromise on DACA– which is why there is an impasse now.
In 2009 Goodlatte voted in Congress against a law that extended CHIP coverage to four million children without health insurance. Does anyone believe CHIP has now become his primary concern?
The cynicism and deceit are breathtaking.
Breathtaking indeed and we should expect more as he slinks out the door.
Goodlatte is a life long, devote Christian Scientist. He doesn’t believe in health care.