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MAINE GOP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT ON KING AND PINGREE HIDING THEIR OBSTRUCTIONISM WITH A NATIONAL DEMOCRAT TALKING POINT

AUGUSTA – Today, executive director of the Maine Republican Party, Jason Savage, released the following statement on Senator Angus King’s and Representative Chellie Pingree’s taking orders from national Democrats to attack Republicans and distract from their obstructionism on healthcare: 

“Mainers are independent and they expect their representatives in Congress to be, too. Unfortunately, on healthcare, instead of offering constructive solutions to the crisis caused by Obamacare, Senator King and Representative Pingreeare hiding their obstructionism by using national Democrat talking points dictated by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, falsely claiming Republicans are seeking to ‘sabotage’ healthcare. 

But if Schumer, Pelosi, King, and Pingree want to talk about sabotage, let’s talk about sabotage. Obamacare sabotaged Americans’ right to keep their doctors. Obamacare sabotaged Americans’ right to keep their health insurance plans. Obamacare sabotaged Americans’ 1st Amendment right to freedom of conscience. Obamacare sabotaged Americans’ wallets with skyrocketing premiums and deductibles. And now politicians like Schumer, Pelosi, King, and Pingree are sabotaging bipartisanship, obstructing any and all efforts to replace or even improve this fatally flawed law.

This law is not being sabotaged; it is failing and crumbling under its own weight. Doing nothing is not an option, and funneling even more money to giant, profitable, corporate insurance companies is not only wrong, but unaffordable.

Mainers expect and deserve better. We call on King and Pingree to exercise the independence Maine is known for and is proud of by rejecting national Democrat talking points that distract from the harm that is being inflicted on Americans by Obamacare, and to work with Republicans offering constructive solutions.”

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