Bernie Sanders: We Need to Know What’s in Rubio’s VA Bill Before We Can Vote on It

Really? Because the fact that you couldn’t read the 10,000+ pages of the [un]Affordable Care Act didn’t stop you from voting on it and for it. Remember what Speaker Pelosi said? That we had to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it, “away from the fog of controversy?”

Now, he wants to pretend to be the intellectual skeptic, the principled statesman, who only votes on bills that he’s able to read.

The particular bill in question is one proposed by Senator Marco Rubio. The bill will apparently make it easier to crack down on those officials responsible for the waiting lists that have contributed to many military veterans dying after waiting months to receive care.

Here are Mr. Sanders’ words:

“I happen to think that the bill that was passed in the House yesterday has many important provisions, which I happen to agree with, but as the senator from Florida knows, we have not held a hearing on this legislation. And some of us are old-fashioned enough to know that maybe folks in the Senate might want to know what is in the bill before we voted on it.”

I thought maybe there’d be a few stray chuckles from other members of the Senate when he said that, but apparently he wasn’t joking:

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It’s just a game. When it’s for a Democrat cause, there’s absolutely no need to review the bill before you vote on it. And if you make a stink about not being able to read the bill, that means you hate Obama because he’s black. And if you don’t vote for it, that also means you hate Obama because he’s black.

Now that circumstances are reversed, the Democrats are playing that other game where they pretend to care about people.