AFP’s Tim Phillips Blasts Reid’s Attack on ObamaCare Victims

Mar 4, 2014 by AFP

Arlington, Va. – Today Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips responded to reports that Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid will return to the Senate floor today and continue his attacks on Americans who have been harmed by ObamaCare.

AFP President Tim Phillips said the following:

“Americans know better than to take lessons in civic virtue from Senator Reid, a career politician who has spent decades in Congress, and now descends from his Ritz Carlton penthouse to mislead Americans. It’s laughable that Senator Reid is trying to preach about the importance of credibility, when he has been one of the most vocal defenders of President Obama’s ‘Lie of the Year.’ Instead of taking responsibility for ObamaCare’s failures, Senator Reid and his allies are going after those who have been harmed by the law and brave enough to speak out  – and Americans for Prosperity, for giving these Americans a voice.

“Senator Reid is desperately trying to shift the public’s attention away from the health care law by, once again, attacking David and Charles Koch. Ironically, David and Charles create more jobs, more prosperity, and more well-being for Americans in a single year than Senator Reid and his big government policies will in a lifetime.

“At the end of the day, these attacks from the left don’t change the facts about ObamaCare – that it’s leading to cancelled plans, higher costs, lost access to doctors, and stifling economic growth. Unfortunately for Senator Reid and his friends in Congress, Julie – and the millions of other Americans being harmed by ObamaCare – are not going to just sit down and shut up. Mr. Reid is overwhelmingly underestimating the courage of these individuals; attacks from a powerful Senator will not silence them.”

Two weeks ago, Congressman Gary Peters, a proponent of ObamaCare, questioned the honesty of Julie Boonstra, a Michigan mother and cancer patient. Click here to see AFP’s latest ad featuring Julie Boonstra offering her reaction to Rep. Peters’ threats.